Betsy Ross Adapts "Star Spangled Banner" for British Use

"Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight We have always regarded as gauche and ill-seeming...Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner now wave To insure that no Briton can e'er be a slave?"

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Betsy Ross Adapts "Star Spangled Banner" for British Use - TiJft STAR SPA^OLKD flAX.XE'R. Adapted for...
TiJft STAR SPA^OLKD flAX.XE'R. Adapted for flrilish use r.nd respectfully respectfully dedicated to the fflrltlsh Adtnirhity. , (By .Horsy ifoss.) Oli, my, cart yoii see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we spurned at the ., twl-l|ght's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars ' through the perilous fight We. have sl-ways reg. rded as grincho • and ill-seeming; Hul the Subm'arflie • ncaie, and ihe bombs in the air ll.tvc.niade us content Hint our flag is not. there. Ob, say, does that'slal'-sp.ingled banner banner now w.ive To insure that no Hrllon can e'er be. a slave?' { On the shore dimly »eert through the •. ml^ts of the deep, "whore (he Kaiser's grim hosl. in dread'silence' rfposes. •' "What Is that?" ho. exclaims, "do I wnke or I sleep? , What flag now - the breeze half conceals, conceals, hhlf discloses?" Xow it catches the gleam of the morning's morning's first benm,. And Old Glory reflected now shines on the stream. " 'Tis the star-spangled banner, intended intended to wave ' O'er the Hind of tho free and 1 ho homo of; the brave." _ ••' Oh, thus be It ever when 'Frenchmen shall stand' Between our loved homos and the loss we',might, suffer. ..... Blest with victory and peace try iour Allies* Mini stand, : And by brave little Belgium, _which served <is a buffer. '" Then conquer-wo must for fhe'Y:n- keos wo trust . • . To kindly forgot we are ever unjust; And the star-spangled banner we earnestly- earnestly- crave enable. Birltsniila to still rule (be May -New York Evening Tost.

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 21 Feb 1915, Sun,
  3. Page 4

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  • Betsy Ross Adapts "Star Spangled Banner" for British Use — "Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight We have always regarded as gauche and ill-seeming...Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner now wave To insure that no Briton can e'er be a slave?"

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