In , the British army attacked Washington, D. After this successful attack, they decided to charge Baltimore, which was nearby. Baltimore harbor was protected by Fort McHenry, and on that night of September 13, , more than eighteen hundred cannonballs hit the fort. Francis Scott Key was on a British ship, eight miles away, negotiating the release of an American prisoner of war. He watched the bombardment from the ship, anxiously waiting to see if the American flag would still be flying over the fort. His relief when he saw the flag the next morning drove him to write the lyrics on the back of a letter that was in his pocket.
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Free Violin Sheet Music – The Star-Spangled Banner
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We have added the letter notes of Star Spangled Banner — Traditional song in two versions for you. You can reach the notes of this song for piano with Do re mi and A B C version. Written notes were created to provide convenience to those who do not know how to read notes.