Not baseball so much as base ball. Old style. Old school. 1870s to be exact. And here is the thing. We are hosting some US players next week and I know there are a lot of clever US readers of this here beer blog. I came across the fact that the anthem of the US of A back then was not The Star Spangled Banner but Hail Columbia. Here is the music. Here are the lyrics. Does anyone know how it sounds when it is sung? I know, I know - follow the euphonium's notes for the melody but it's not quite working in this case.
Yes, I Have A Life Outside Beer And It Includes Base Ball
Posted by Alan McLeod on Friday, April 24, 2009 in About A Good Beer Blog And Its Readers - 2 comments