Francis Scott Key

Real Name:
Francis Scott Key
American lawyer and amateur poet.
Born Francis Scott Key; (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843).

In the War of 1812 he witnessed the bombarding of Ft. McHenry and was inspired to write a poem describing the experience. Entitled "The Defence of Fort McHenry", and intended to fit the rhythms of "To Anacreon in Heaven" by composer John Stafford Smith, it has become better known as "The Star Spangled Banner". Under this name, the song was adopted as the American national anthem in 1931.

Francis Scott Key Discography Tracks


TFR 0712 2 Francis Scott Key - The Deep Well Sessions (Disc 2) album art Geoffrey Castle Star Spangled Banner Geoffrey Castle - The Deep Well Sessions (Disc 2)(CD, Album) Twisted Fiddle Music TFR 0712 2 US 2012 Sell This Version
DL 9044 Jay Jostyn, Arnold Moss The Star Spangled Banner Jay Jostyn, Arnold Moss - The Heroic Soul: Poems of Patriotism(LP) Decca DL 9044 US Unknown Sell This Version