Mudcat Café message #415827 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31521   Message #415827
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Peterson at work
12-Mar-01 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: American National Anthem
Subject: RE: American National Anthem
WOW! The expertise here on Mudcat really blows me away some times. Now I know where to go for advice on sailing. . . the man who was teaching me, 30 yr ago, to sail drowned in a boating accident, which kinda soured me on the whole idea.
last weekend wound up doing a Historical Society gig (in Revolutionary War costume) and remembered to take off my digital wristwatch, but, as always happens, we were asked "can you sing the Star Spangled Banner?" and of course we grinned and said SORRY, it hadn't been written yet! But we can sing you the old words to the same tune. . .
Green Hills of Earth. . . has anybody ever written a tune for it? Maybe we do need a Planetary National Anthem. . . the Jamaican "One Love" might be a good place to start (me ducks)