Song facts: The lyrics of  “Star Spangled Banner” were taken from a poem written by Francis Scott Key called “Defence of Fort McHenry”. The poem was then set to the melody of  “The Anacreontic Song” by John Stafford Smith.

Harmonica type: diatonic

6  5  4   5   6   7  
Ohhh say can you see  
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By the dawn's early light  
 6  6   8  -8  7   -7    
Who so proudly we hailed  
-6 -7   7   7      6     5   4 
At the twilight's last gleaming 

  6     5     4      5     6     7 
Whose broad stripes and bright stars  
   8    -8   7 5 -5    6            
Through the perilous fight
 6    6   8   -8  7   -7  
O'er the ramparts we watched
 -6  -7  7  7  6    5   4 
Were so gallantly streaming  

 8   8   8  -9    9    9 
And the rockets' red glare  
-9    8    -8  8   -9  -9 
The bombs bursting in air
-9     8     -8     7   -7    
Gave proof through the night 
-6    -7   7   5    -5    6
That our flag was still there

6   7   7   7 -7  -6   -6  -6      
Oh say does that star spangled   
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Banner yet  wave  
 6    6   7 -8  8  -9  9
O'er the  land of the free  
 7   -8  8   -9  -8  7
And the home of the brave

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