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Inno Nazionale USA

Inno Americano e Testo

Titolo Originale: The Star-Spangled Banner
L’inno è dedicato alla bandiera degli Stati Uniti d’America ed il testo è tratto dal poema “The defence of Fort Mchenry” di Francis Scott Key (1864). Divenne ufficialmente inno americano nel 1911.
L’inno è suonato in ogni manifestazione pubblica, dalle partite di football alle corse d’auto e molte è stato rivisitato in diverse chiavi da artisti famosi come Hendrix.
Grande è il rispetto del popolo americano per il loro inno, diversamente da quanto accade in Italia dove, quello di Mameli, viene ricordato solo per i mondiali di calcio.

Testo

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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