How many verses does the star spangled banner have
Francis Scott Key’s ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ currently has four verses. Angered by the Civil War, Oliver Wendell Holmes added a fifth verse to the song, which appeared in song books around 1861. A congressional resolution passed on March 3, 1931 and signed by President Herbert Hoover made ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ into the national anthem.
Talk show host Bill Press is currently being criticized by the public and the media for his controversial view that the national anthem is “stupid” and “unsingable”.
Press has said, “It’s an abomination… First of all, it ranges two octaves; most people can only do, kind of, one octave,” said Press. “It’s more than a pet peeve. It is a major crusade of mine. A major cause of mine and that is, to get rid of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’.”