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Old 09-20-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Amen!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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It's a difficult song to sing but if you can't sing it, the way Mr Key wrote it, don't take the job.

F.S. Key didn't write the music. Lyrics only.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's a difficult song to sing but if you can't sing it, the way Mr Key wrote it, don't take the job.
If more people understood the wisdom of that advice, even though Glom is right and Key didn't write the music, there would be much less desecration of the National Anthem. Nothing is worse than some person with no singing voice attempting to sing the Star Spangled Banner--unless it's some person with no singing voice attempting to render it as a rhythm & blues number. (Death by firing squad for such infractions isn't possible, is it?)
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Most of you have seen this, it's a good example of how not to sing our National Anthem.

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Old 09-25-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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This version will give any patriotic American chills:

That was a great performance!

I was at a race last night and the National Anthem was sung by an eight year old who did a very good job, in my opinion. She looked to me like she could not have weighed more than 50 pounds, but she had a big voice. It wasn't perfect, but it was very well done (better than many adults I've heard), and still managed to bring a tear to my eye when she sang.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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Great performance for Friday night's truck race. Way better than Sunday's Cup performance.


FW Webb NASCAR Truck Series 175 - YouTube

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WHDH-TV - In NH, young autistic boy a singing sensation
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Last night's singing of The National Anthem at Kentucky Speedway truck race had to be the worst ever.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Last night's singing of The National Anthem at Kentucky Speedway truck race had to be the worst ever.
You've obviously never heard Roseanne Barr sing the National Anthem
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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^^And you obviously didn't see the title of this forum.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Blah
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Just a little nit pick:

When did it become OK to put your hat over your heart instead of your hand when the National Anthem is performed? Seems like I first noticed Richard Childress doing it, now it seems like just about everyone does it.

Everything I've read says "men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart…”

My first thought was it's just another way to expose your sponsor's name to the camera.

The idea of placing your right hand over your heart is probably an American custom. The custom of using one's right hand to remove one's hat (helmets) or shake another person's hand dates back to the Romans. The idea was most people Where/are right handed and it put people at peace that some wasn't going for a sword. This changed for military at some point, I believe in the 1700's making it illegal for military to remove one's helmet or later to include military dress hats.

Anyhow, you're correct in that it's custom to remove one's hat using their right hand and place the hat under their left arm/shoulder.
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