The Star-Spangled Banner
(Hymn #6, Vol.2:Track #20)

Francis Scott Key

GUITAR: Key of Ab CAPO 1: Play the following chords as if in the Key of G




    G          D     Em  B7      Em             A7  D

O say, can you see, by the dawn's ear-ly    light,

D7         G                  D7               G

What so proud-ly we hailed at the twi-light's last gleam-ing,

                      G                D       Em    B7          Em    A7  D

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, Thru the per-il-ous fight,

D7         G                   D7                         G

O'er the ram-parts we watched, Were so gal-lant-ly stream-ing?

              G                                            D                D7

And the rock-ets' red glare, the bomb burst-ing in air,

         G                    D                    Em         A7  D

Gave proof thru the night that our flag was still there.

D7  G                    C             E7   Am  C   Gdim5  G - D

O    say, does that star-span-gled ban-ner yet        wave

D7          G               G    A7       G           D7  G

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?












The Star-Spangled Banner (cont'd)




    G         D Em  B7         Em          A7   D

O thus be it ev - er, when free men shall stand

D7 G                         D7                    G

Be-tween their loved homes and the war's des-o-la-tion!

                G           D    Em      B7         Em            A7    D

Blest with vic-t'ry and peace, may the heav'n-res-cued land

D7            G                      D7                   G

Praise the Pow'r that hath made and pre-served us a na-tion!

         G                                            D             D7

Then con-quer we must, when our cause it is just,

       G               D                 Em     A7  D

And this be our mot-to: "In God is our trust!"

D7        G                     C           E7  Am  C       Gdim5  G - D

And the star-span-gled ban-ner in   tri  -  umph shall     wave,

D7         G               G     A7       G           D7  G

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!