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Was “The Star-Spangled Banner” Really a Drinking Song?

It’s not unusual to read online that the United States national anthem was a drinking song and, like many myths, this tale has a core of truth surrounded by misinformation. Yes—the lyric of “To Anacreon in Heaven,” upon which Francis … Continue reading

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