US National Anthem Lyrics (The Star-Spangled Banner)
National Anthem of the USA The Star Spangled Banner
National Anthem: United States - Star Spangled Banner
Lady Gaga - Star-Spangled Banner (Live at Super Bowl 50)
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large U.S. flag, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the U.S. victory.