Do you know all the words to the “Star-Spangled Banner”?
By Richie on July 1, 2020
SHREVEPORT, LA – SEPTEMBER 17: The American Flag waves before a game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tulane Green Wave on September 17, 2005 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Tulane Green Wave from New Orleans, Louisiana had to change venues due to the state of their city as a result of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
71% of Americans think they know all the lyrics to our national anthem. Meaning just the first verse that we sing, not the other three verses. So do YOU know all the lyrics?
Only 23% said they probably don’t, or definitely don’t. And another 6% weren’t sure . . . so, they probably don’t either.
And if you think the lyrics include the word “over” or the word “or” spelled O-R, then you do NOT actually know the right lyrics. It’s “O’ER the land of the free,” spelled O-E-R with an apostrophe.