[NTLK] [OT] OK. I saw this and I just had to send it!

Dennis B. Swaney romad at aol.com
Fri May 28 09:47:20 EDT 2010

On 27/05/10 14:01PDT, S.T. Woodrow wrote:
> I defer to Canada not only for its "good eats" and famous bands, but
> also for having a singable national anthem.

It is probably because you don't prepare the right way to sing it.

A little background:

Francis Scott Key's poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" is set to the 
music of a Revolutionary War song called "Adams and Liberty" (I'm not 
sure which Adams is meant, John or his cousin Samuel; I suspect the latter).

However, "Adams and Liberty" was set to a previous tune called "To 
Anacreon in Heaven", which happens to be an old English drinking song.

So, bearing this history in mind, prepare to sing by drinking several 
pints of Sam Adams beer!

Dennis B. Swaney

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