Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Bill of Rights - The New American National Anthem

Gene Weingarten, a staff writer for The Washington Post, has written a new national anthem for the United States - the Star-Spangled Paper. The old one, the Star-Spangled Banner, is too difficult to sing, among other things. His version is set to the music of the William Tell Overture, the words are a list of constitutional guarantees found in the Bill of Rights (although he's changed the wording a bit), is only 1min 30sec and is lots of fun. The article is here.
with video or .mp3
You can even find the sheet music with lyrics.