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The Spanish Anthem Caper and My Country Tis of Thee

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From Wikipedia:

“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” also known as “America,” is an American patriotic song. The melody comes from the British national anthem, God Save the Queen and the German “Kaiserhymne”. The same melody is the national anthem of Liechtenstein and has served as an anthem for Denmark, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

The lyrics to “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” were written in 1831 by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith of Boston’s Park Street Church while at the Andover Theological Seminary in Andover, Massachusetts. The song served as a de facto national anthem for much of the 19th century.

I assume those who are upset with the British music producer ripping off the Star Spangled banner are alaso calling for an end to the singing of “My Country Tis of Thee?”


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