Song

The Battle of Fort McHenry

Lyrics written by
Francis Scott Key
Original music written by
John Stafford Smith
Original lyrics written by
Ralph Tomlinson
Publication date
September 20, 1814
Language
English
Adapted from
The Anacreontic Song written by John Stafford Smith, Ralph Tomlinson
Comments
First published by both the "Baltimore Patriot" and "The American". Very soon retitled "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Originals