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The melody was used repeatedly throughout the 18th and 19th centuries with lyrics that changed with the affairs of the day. Lyrics set to the tune celebrated national heroes or spoke of political struggles, including temperance (1843; “Oh, Who Has Not Seen”). The first stanza, somewhat humorous, reads as follows: Oh! who has not seen by the dawn’s early light, Star-Spangled Banner' Favored As Anthem in Report to House". The New York Times. February 5, 1930. p. 3. Key gave the poem to his brother-in-law Joseph H. Nicholson who saw that the words fit the popular melody " The Anacreontic Song", by English composer John Stafford Smith. This was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, an 18th-century gentlemen's club of amateur musicians in London. Nicholson took the poem to a printer in Baltimore, who anonymously made the first known broadside printing on September 17; of these, two known copies survive. [ citation needed]
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Declared official "Honor March" by Charles III in 1770, abolished 1820-1823, adopted as official anthem under Isabel II (r. 1833–1868), co-official during 1873-1874 and again abolished 1931-1939. Re-introduced in 1939.
Zdravljica" was originally adopted by the Socialist Republic of Slovenia. Only the seventh stanza of the song is used as the national anthem. Vari, Matthew (11 September 2018). "Oversight keeps National Anthem out of law for 29 years". Papua New Guinea Post-Courier . Retrieved 10 October 2020.
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Ironically, the melody Key assigned to accompany the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was a popular English drinking song called “To Anacreon in Heaven.” An anthem twice-over - once as a film theme by Ms. Minnelli and once as a hit single for Frank Sinatra. My hometown has inspired countless classics, ranging from 'Lullaby of Broadway' (introduced by Wini Shaw in the movie Gold Diggers of 1935 and later edited for a 1976 British hit single) to Neil Diamond's 'Brooklyn Roads' and Bill Withers's 'Harlem'. National Anthem of the DPRK". DPRK Today. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018 . Retrieved 5 July 2020.