Originally Posted by Addie
I put my head phones on and listened to the whole two hours of the concert. The announcer did a great job of explaining why we revere our flag so strongly. And I had to laugh at the one who tried to sing The Star Spangled Banner. I have never heard it sung with a British accent. One thing he forgot to mention was that it was taken from an old British bar song. The lyrics were purely American, the tune British.
I have it earmark for listening to it again. Thanks for sharing. For those of you who didn't listen to it, give it a shot. Yeah, it is two hours long, but well worth it. I dang near busted my bladder because I didn't want to put it on pause.
Glad you enjoyed it, Addie. The Star Spangled Banner guy did say something about a glee club with met at the Crown & Anchor Inn in The Strand in London and their song "To Anacreon in Heaven", the song that the music of "The SSB" was taken from.
The programme's announcer had a lovely voice.
On the subject of patriotic songs and their tunes, I sometimes think I can hear the whirring sound of George Washington spinning in his grave when I hear "My Country 'Tis Of Thee", which is sung to the tune of "God Save The Queen" (the British National Anthem). It seems that the writer of "My Country....Thee" didn't know that.