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By Virgil Vaupel
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National Anthem Revisited


Why do singers want to discombobulate, so rudely, the Star Spangled Banner? Folks, this tune should be revered not reviled. I hear singer after singer trying to put their own twist to this wonderful yet difficult to sing song, failing miserably, most of the time. As written, the song has a definite number of notes but a majority of the performers insist on taking it to a level that renders the song undistinguishable to the human ear.

I've heard young women in sports venues drag it on to over two minutes trying to make it their own. Ladies, it's not a song about you. It's a tribute song to t...

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