Star Spangled Banner (To Anachreon in Heav'n)

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 13:32

Autoharp arrangement by Ben Stallings

Note that this is in 3/4 time with the first beat of each line held over from the previous measure, so that you should start counting time with the word "say."

I like to play this with the more rollicking rhythm of the original song, "To Anacreon in Heav'n." Click through for a recording of my arrangement... it took two takes, so there's a hiccup in the middle.

chords: C           C       -   G      Am   -
melody: G3    E     C       E   G      C4
lyrics: Oh    -     say,    can you    see,
    ||: Whose broad stripes and bright stars

E7          Am     -  D7   G    -
E       D   C      E3 F#   G
By      the dawn's early   light,
Through the per -  i -lous fight

G7       C - (G7)   C  G7     -
G    G   E4   D     C  B
What so  proudly    we hailed
O'er the ram -parts we watched

Dm  (G7) C  -       -    C    -
A    B   C  C       G3   E    C
At   the twilight's last gleaming, :||
Were so  gallant -  ly   streaming?

-       C  F     C   C    -
E4  E   E  F     G   G
And the rockets' red glare,

F  (Am)   Dm  Am   Dm G7 -
F   E     D   E    F  F
The bombs bursting in air,

-    C  - (G)      Am  E7   -
F    E     D       C   B
Gave proof through the night

D   (E7) Am   -   D7    G    -
A    B   C    E3  F#    G
That our flag was still there.

G7 C    F    C  G   Dm   -   A7
G  C4   C    C  B   A    A   A
Oh say, does th-at  star spangled

Dm - (C) Dm (D7) C G
D  F  E  D   C   C B
Banne-r  ye -t   wave

G7       C - (G) C (F)  C   -
G3   G   C    D  E  F   G
O'er the la - nd of the free

Am (D7) C - (F) G7  C    -
C   D   E    F  D   C
And the home of the brave?

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