Friday Fives: Oh, Say Can You See

First off, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Not a lot will be happening here in Berlin, or at least not that I’m aware of.   Though if the game goes well tonight there will be fire works, so go Germany!

Second, did you know that this year marks the 200th anniversary of the USA’s national anthem?

Mr. Francis Scott Key penned the tune in 1814!

So, in honor of the 200th anniversary, and ‘Merica and all wonderful things, here are five versions for you to hit play on and get into the spirit of the day:

one// The Civil Wars

two// Lyle Lovett

three//Deanna Durbin

four// Aretha Franklin

five// Harry Connick Jr

And as a bonus, here’s Willie Nelson and Co singing America the Beautiful:

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