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"America (Star Spangled Banner)"
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box set
_Between Thought And Expression - The Lou Reed Anthology_
(Lou Reed, 1992)

written by Francis Scott Key

* outtake from _Growing Up In Public_ sessions

early 1980
Air Studios, Montserrat
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        Oh, say, can you see
        by the dawn's early light
        What so proudly we hailed
        at the twilight's last gleaming
        Whose broad stripes and bright stars
        through the perilous fight
        O'er the ramparts we watched were so
        gallantly streaming

        America, America
        America
        America, America
        America

        And the rockets' red glare
        the bombs bursting in air
        Gave proof through the night
        that our flag was still there
        Oh, say, does that star -
        - spangled banner yet wave
        O'er the land of the free
        and the home of the brave

        America, America
        America
        America, America
        America
        America, America
        America
        America, America
        America
        America, America
        America
        America, America
        ooohhh



* all the strings downtuned a whole-tone

 1d ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from e to d)
 2A ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from B to A)
 3F ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from G to F)
 4C ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from D to C)
 5G ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from A to G)
 6D ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from E to D)



intro   synthesizer plays Star-Spangled Banner

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (Oh, say, can you see, by the ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (What so proudly we hailed, at ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (Whose broad stripes and bright ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (O'er the ramparts we watched ...)

        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)

guitar  {D}{A}{G}{D}
        {D}{A}{G}{D}

        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (And the rockets' red glare ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (Gave proof through the night ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (Oh, say, does that star ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (O'er the land of the free, and ...)

        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}            (America, America, America)
        {D}{A}{G}{G.A/Bm.C#m}   (America, America)
        {D...                   (ooohhh)




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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   synthesizer plays Star-Spangled Banner

        {C}{C}{C}{C}
        {C}{C}{C}{C}

        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (Oh, say, can you see, by the ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (What so proudly we hailed, at ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (Whose broad stripes and bright ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (O'er the ramparts we watched ...)

        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)

guitar  {C}{G}{F}{C}
        {C}{G}{F}{C}

        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (And the rockets' red glare ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (Gave proof through the night ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (Oh, say, does that star ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (O'er the land of the free, and ...)

        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)
        {C}{G}{F}{C}            (America, America, America)
        {C}{G}{F}{F.G/Am.Bm}    (America, America)
        {C...                   (ooohhh)




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thanks: Kirill Rodionov (thaumaturge@chat.ru)
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hope to get all the lyrics to the 'previously unreleased' songs..
pretty soon !!! So keep in touch.


"AMERICA"


OH, SAY, can you see, by the dawn's early light, 
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

AMERICA.....       AMERICA......     AMERICA.......

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

AMERICA.....       AMERICA......     AMERICA.......


Posted by KIRILL from RUSSIA


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chords transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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