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Pete Seeger recites a poem on the American Flag and gives the history of the National Anthem of the United States at Smithsonian Folkways’ Ralph Rinzler memorial in New Market, Tennessee in 1995. The "Star Spangled Banner", features lyrics by Francis Scott Key set to the tune of a popular British drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven" written by John Stafford Smith.

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Pete Seeger live performance and interview. Clips from the Smithsonian Folkways Concert in honor of Ella Jenkins at the Music Center at Strathmore, 2005.

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Recorded at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.

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Pete Seeger recites a poem on the American Flag and gives the history of the National Anthem of the United States at Smithsonian Folkways’ Ralph Rinzler memorial in New Market, Tennessee in 1995. The "Star Spangled Banner", features lyrics by Francis Scott Key set to the tune of a popular British drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven" written by John Stafford Smith.

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Pete Seeger live performance and interview. Clips from the Smithsonian Folkways Concert in honor of Ella Jenkins at the Music Center at Strathmore, 2005.

Click to watch video
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Recorded at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.