‘Star-Spangled Banner’ author may have been tone deaf

Original Star Spangled Banner

The author of the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which will ring out at thousands of baseball games and parades across the United States this Independence Day weekend, may have been tone deaf, according to a new biography. As the 200th anniversary of the famously difficult-to-sing anthem approaches, the book “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life,” by historian Marc Leepson reveals some little-known details about Key and his tribute to the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

GETTYSBURG Pa. – The author of the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which will ring out at thousands of baseball games and parades across the United States this Independence Day weekend, may have been tone deaf, according to a new biography.

As the 200th anniversary of the famously difficult-to-sing anthem approaches, the book “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life,” by historian Marc Leepson reveals some little-known details about Key and his tribute to the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

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