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12/8/2013 5:59:00 AM
Letter: Keep it traditional

It is my belief that our national anthem, sung or performed at many various events, be sung so it can be sung along with for those who feel privileged to do so. It should not, as seems to be popular these days, be performed with embellishments or personalized renditions. Some performers seem to feel we will be impressed in knowing how well they sing the scales.

Also, someone should inform said performers, that "peril-less" (without peril) and "perilous" are words exactly opposite in meaning. Most do not seem to understand that, and when they sing of the "peril-less fight" it almost makes the song meaningless. Thank you,

Richard Farmer


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Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

there were several contestants for the national anthem, including "My Country 'Tis Of Thee", which of course, is taken directly from "God Save The Queen". Personally, with a view towards America's current predicament and lifestyle, I think the national anthem should be replaced by some old English (or preferably, Irish) drinking song.

Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

I agree, I'm surprised that some group has not come out against it for being offensive to them.

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