Re: [WarOf1812] 1812 and Canada coming of age
>Bitching about our education system and/or history is a Canadian RightBelieve me Chris, our public education system is declining at a rapid pace
>(TM), just like bitching about the CBC or wringing our hands over Quebec
>And wasn't the Star Spangled Banner originally a poem, not put to music
>until many years later?
Yes, the "Star Spangled Banner" was originally a poem. It wasn't until
years later it was adapted to the popular drinking song "On Anacreon In
Heaven," which I believe was popular because it is so difficult to sing, it
could be hysterical to listen to a drunk trying to sing it. It wasn't
chosen as our National Anthem until the early 20th century, winning out over
the song "Chester" by one vote.