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Spanish version of the Star Spangled Banner

Friday evening, many Spanish-speaking radio stations across the country played a version of the Star-Spangled Banner in Spanish.

The song is a loose translation of the American national anthem, with the same tune. The only English in the song is sung by pre-teen rapper, P-Star, where he criticizes U-S immigration policy.

Hispanic radio stations in Tulsa didn’t play the song, because they say they don't have a copy.

The owner of AM 1530, "Que Buena" told the News on 6, she thought the translation was offensive and she wouldn't want the Mexican anthem translated into English, either.


Verse 1

The day is breaking, do you see it? In the light of the dawn?

What we so acclaimed at nightfall?

Its stars, its stripes,

flew yesterday

In the fierce battle

in a sign of victory,

The glow of battle, in step with liberty

At night they said: ``It's being defended!''


Oh say!

The voice of your starry beauty

is still unfolding

Over the land of the free

The sacred flag?

Verse 2

Its stars, its stripes,

Freedom, we are equal

We are brothers, in our anthem.

In the fierce combat in a sign of victory

The glow of battle, in step with liberty

My people keep fighting

It's time to break the chains

At night they said: ``It's being defended!''

Oh say! Your starry beauty is still unfolding.
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