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$25 Amazon/PP-WW-Red White and Blue Giveaway Hop-Ends 7/7

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Welcome once again to another
LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht
Giveaway Hop Event! A BIG THANK YOU To both of these lovely ladies!!
The event will run June 27 - July 7, 2015.

Flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814, photographed in 1873 in the Boston Navy Yard by George Henry Preble.[1](from Wikipedia)

The First Stanza of our National Anthem-The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. For the other 3 verses and lots of other information visit Wikipedia


O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?



Now on to the giveaway----Miki's Hope will once again be giving away $25 Amazon GC or $25 PayPal to one lucky winner World Wide who can actually sing the Star Spangled Banner without missing any of the correct notes (just kidding!!) It's the part with Red Glare where my vocal cords can't quite make the note! It will be really easy this time. And after entering my contest I highly suggest you scroll down below the Rafflecopter form and go enter on all the other participants as well. Each has a prize worth at least $25.00.


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141 comments :

Amber Terry said...

I cannot sing the anthem at all...I wouldn't even want to try :) Not sure what I'll be doing for the 4th yet!

Thank you for the chance to win!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am not sure I can sing it without going off-key. ;) I am going to go to our town's parade and then a BBQ on 4th of July. :)

Linda Nortje said...

Thanks for the giveaway, especially since it is open world wide 1

Vania Ezra said...

I am not from US, so I don't know about the anthem :) but as 4th July is also holiday for me, so I might go for a holiday to Bali! 😁

Laurie Nykaza said...

I can not carry a tune at all will have a nice bbq and celebrate 11 years for my sons heart transplant!

Lisa Brown said...

i cannot sing and am horrible at singing the star spangled banner; we are having a BBQ

DeDa Studios said...

I can not sing anything without being off key LOL This July 4th I will be at a Family Reunion in Pennsylvania ~ visiting family.

Mama Blamer said...

I sing off key but that's how the cool people do it lol we are having a celebration for niece for the 4th of July.

Rachel Despins said...

I can't sing anything without being off key! This 4th we are going to a local parade.

Sherry Compton said...

No. I wouldnt' say I can sing it without being off-key. For the Fourth, it will be my husband, daughter, and I grilling outdoors.
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Judy said...

Like the old saying, I can't carry a tune in a paper bag!!! We will be having a big picnic with the whole family as we do every year!!

Deanna Allen said...

My eighth grade music teacher made me sing it as a final project. I did it, can't say I was on key though! :)

Deanna Allen said...

I'm heading to my cousin's house for July 4th!

Rachel S. said...

Haha. I definitely can't sing the star spangled banner on key! I'm planning on watching the fireworks

Shayna Brookman said...

I CAN'T SING ANY SONG WITHOUT GOING OFF KEY LOL :) I WILL BE BRINGING MY KIDS TO THE FIREWORKS :)

Maria Malaveci said...

I do just find but when I get to the end, yeah NO.

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Salisa Waheed said...

I sing offkey... however since I am not from US i wouldn't know the anthem at all.

I have a feeling I will be working om that day but maybe.....maybe by some miracle the offive will close for the day. If not, nothing I can do but I can always wish. 😊

Sarah Hayes said...

I cant sing anything without going off key and i dont know all the words to the ssb. I wont be doing anything for the 4th

DeAnna Keller said...

I can't sing the national anthem at all, without sounding horrible. I do think i'd sound a tad better than when Roseanne Barr sang it though... lol

Susan Quackenbush said...

I know the words but I cannot sing anything on key. I am going to spend the holiday with my grandchildren.

Dorothy Teel said...

No I cannot sing without going off key, I can hardly care a tune in a bucket, I am a back row choir singer, just move my mouth and pretend sounds come out. "Oh say, can you see....."

Anne said...

Heck no, I have zero singing range. I have no plans yet for the 4th. I'll probably read and might visit the pool.

Natalie said...

I have no singing ability. Trust me! I am hosting a BBQ for the 4 of July.

Kelly OMalley said...

That is hilarious. I am the WORST singer. I love to sing, but dogs bark, windows break etc... I am not sure what our plans for the 4th are but I would imagine BBQ :)

Janet W. said...

I definitely cannot sing without going off key to anything! We will grill out with family on the 4th!

katieoscarlet said...

No way could I sing it without going off key. We don't yet have any plans for the 4th but I hope we have a cookout and then go watch the fireworks.

mecarolks said...

i cannot sing the Star-Spangled Banner. I'll be watching the fireworks on TV.

Kate F. said...

I can sing the national anthem without going off key. I don't have any plans for the fourth of July yet.

Amy C. said...

I think I can sign it pretty well! Having a cookout with family on the 4th!

Heather62 said...

I can sing mostly on key until the end! It's a difficult song to sing. I think on the 4th we'll just hang out at the pool.

Pam Gurganus said...

Yes, I can sing the Star Spangled Banner without going off key! This July 4th we are having a huge family reunion at the lake and we'll be having a potluck, grilling out, swimming and playing lots of games!

Jeanine said...

Yes, I can and do sing the Star Spangled Banner. As for the 4th, a small get together is all.

Jackie said...

I can sing it, but not without going off key.
I think we will be attending a family bbq on the Fourth of July.
Thank you!

Misty said...

Heck no! I can't sing! Much less that song. We will be cooking out with the family. I love days like this, when we can all be together. Happy 4th to everyone.

Melissa Storms said...

I have to admit I don't think I am ever really on key no matter what I sing, but I do it anyway :) We are going to a party at a friend of my husbands from school. Her daughter and our son have been playing Minecraft and other games online for almost 2 years but have never met in person.

Elizabeth said...

I'm not the best singer, but I can carry a tune, or at least I try :) We'll be watching the Fireworks on the 4th.

steve weber said...

I sing off-key.. that's a tough song to sing!

tammy cordery said...

I is really hard at the end of the song but I love to try it everytime it is on.

Lisa said...

I absolutely cannot sing it without going off key lol. On the 4th I'll be cooking out and watching the fireworks.

Linda Manns Linneman said...

I know I cannot sing it without going off key. I am not a very good singer. We will most likely have a family BBQ for the Fourth of July and watch the fire works.

Alison Tolar said...

Haha. I can not sing very well, so I would totally be off key. Unfortunately, I will be working all day (12 hrs.) on the 4th. Ugh.

Jen B. said...

I can sing it till the end, can't do the high key anymore. And I have no idea what I am doing on the 4th.

felicia sidoma said...

I can't sing in key much lets being able to sing off key.

Sara said...

There is no way I could sing the star spangled banner on key!

Carla Shiver said...

I can't sing anything. I'm going to my friend's house for a cookout.

JessyPooh87 said...

No I cannot sing the star spangled banner or really anything lol.

Elizabeth said...

If I'm really lucky I can sing any song without going off key, but I can't promise. ;) I'll probably be with family watching the fireworks for the holiday this year.

Deb PelletierC said...

I'm off key, it's a hard song to sing. We may do a cook out for the 4Th of July.

Anonymous said...


I used to be able to but as I've grown much older, my voice messes up even on my church songs.
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Deborah W said...

I can't sing, period. I will give it a good try though whenever, wherever I am if The Star Spangle Banner is being sung/played. I will probably be hanging out with in-laws and hopefully grilling out. :)

Alathia Morgan said...

I can sing most of it on key. ;) I am going to my family get together we do every year.

Debra Guillen said...

I definitely can not you sing the Star Spangled Banner without going off key or any song for that matter. :) My husband's birthday is July 4th and we always have a BBQ for family and friends and lots of fireworks.

Marti Tabora said...

I absolutely cannot sing the star spangled banner without going off key, I would love to be able to sing, but it's just not in me. Thank you.

Fizzgig said...

I can't even sing twinkle, twinkle, little star without going off key! LOL. We're going to my brother-in-laws for the Fourth. It should be fun but I never look forward to the 140 mile round trip...

Judy Thomas said...

I can't sing anything without going off key :)

Denise Low said...

No I am not a very good singer. But thanks for the entry.

Lorena said...

I can sing it without going off key but i don't have much volume. We're going to friends on the 4th for a cookout.

matope said...

haha no way. i cant sing anything on key! i wish i could!

desitheblonde said...

yes i can i done it before

Marilyn said...

I know all of the words to the Star Spangled Banner but I can't sing it on key. I have a horrible singing voice that has just gotten worse as I've aged.

Nikki Ooi said...

I don't even sing karaoke, so Nope. What will I be doing? Chilling! Hot dogs, beer, more food!

CindyWindy2003 said...

NO way can I sing it correctly. I'm a terrible singer. I think we are doing a family bbq and going to see some fireworks.

Christy Maurer said...

If it isn't raining, we will have a cookout and watch fireworks!

Danielle Merkle said...

Haha no I can't sing. I think my boyfriend and I will probably have a BBQ and maybe go see some fireworks.

Andrea said...

I know the words, but cannot hit the high notes! :) Planning on spending the 4th with family.

john hutchens said...

I can not sing it without going off key. I am going on a family camping trip to celebrate the 4th of July.

Kristen said...

I can sing it, but not without going off key!
I'm hoping someone will have a BBQ.

Lois said...

I have no idea actually... I haven't sung it in forever, and never really paid attention. LOL But it's probably. And not doing anything other than hoping the neighborhood stays quiet and no one has any fireworks.

Kristin said...

I absolutely could not sing it. This year, we'll be cooking out.

Debbie said...

I couldn't even start in on key! And I think we will just be hanging out at home for the 4th.

lynz said...

I couldn't start out on key! For the 4th we are having a family reunion!

Amy Orvin said...

I can't sing the Star Spangled banner without being off key and I am going to my aunt's for the fourth.

Linda Bradshaw said...

I can not sing the Star Spangled banner without being off key. I can't even sing my ABCs or Twinkle Twinkle little star without being off key. I can't even sing a key. We have no plans for the 4th.

Lana Bradstream said...

I like to think I can sing it on key, but others might disagree. We're going to my dad's for the 4th.

@graywolfpack said...

I think I can sing it pretty good. Cooking out and relaxing on the 4th

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Not sure that I can sing the Star Spangled banner off or on key but I can sing O'Canada and it's scary ;)

Thanks for hosting and making this giveaway open to Canadians.

Besos, Sarah
Journeys of The Zoo

Danielle PB said...

I can sing the Star Spangled Banner but probably not in key! We're celebrating the Fourth with family and celebrating my niece's first birthday!

Dawn Rader said...

I can not sing the Star Spangled banner in key lol...we will be celebrating the fourth of July at home enjoying a fire and family time...even though I live in Canada we still celebrate as my husband is American

shirley said...

No I cannot sing the Star Spangled Banner without going off key. And on the $th we will have a big family cookout, and it is my birthday.

judy schechter said...

No, I cannot sing at all! I plan on watching fireworks on the 4th! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Jessica Peeling said...

I think I can sing it for the most part, pretty much in key. It is my anniversary also so we plan on going to dinner and a party/fireworks. :)

Michelle J. said...

If I start low enough, I can. And we're going to the cabin!

Francine said...

Yes I can sing it without going off key. I also put the wrong twitter follow name it should be fmd518 instead of fmd581 typing to fast and enter without thinking I wish raffle-copter would have a edit feature again.

polly said...

No, I'm sure it will be off key but that's okay! We are having a BBQ with friends & family. Happy & safe 4th everyone!

christy caldwell said...

I can sing it, but not one single note on key. 😄 I'll be camping with my boys this 4th,

Jeanna Johnson said...

I don't think my singing would be very nice! ;) We are planning a pool day at my sister's house!

Connie Lee said...

I can't sing anything in tune, especially The Star Spangled Banner! We will have and old fashioned hamburger cookout with friends and family on July 4th.

golden storm said...

i cant song anythng in tune so no i cant and i will be having a quiet 4th of july at home with family

Kat J said...

I'm not able to sing anything without going off key. God didn't bless me with a singing voice. Lol

kiwi_chick_2882 said...

My first problem with singing the star spangled banner is that I dont know any of the words let alone singing it on key. I would fair much better singing the NZ national anthem.

Terra Heck said...

I can't sing any song "on key" so that's a definite no on the Star Spangled Banner song. We are going to a friend's house, then watching fireworks on July 4th. Thanks.
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Jessica Schank Snow said...

Sadly, I can't sing it "on key" at least I don't think I can. We're going to have our traditional hamburgers and hot dog at my house for dinner. Yum!
Thanks for the giveaway! =)

Julie Waldron said...

I can sing it okay. We will be going to my nephews on the 4th, as far as I know...

Rayray Cartucci said...

Yes,I can sing really well....but I am shy.
We are just going to see fireworks in town...nothing else really.

Anonymous said...

I can not sing that off key at all!


Desiree Dunbar
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Helen Bush said...

I could try to sing the national anthem, but I would much rather enjoy the summer without attempting it :)

Marnie G (Derrick Todd) said...

I can sing the Star Spangled Banner but I would definitely go off key. That doesn't keep me from singing it though. For the Fourth we'll be spending the day with our fmaily.

Emily Endrizzi said...

I doubt I can sing much of anything without going off key. Lol. This Fourth of July we are just staying home and having a small cookout.

Debbie Ellis said...

No I can not sing the Star Spangled Banner with out going off key, and we are having a cook out with the family.

sandie raegler said...

I can but I need to warm up quite a bit!

Danielle said...

I know the lyrics, but could not sing them without going off key. For the 4th we are having a family bbq at my uncle's house.

Heather McDonald said...

I can sing it perfectly fine.... in the shower... that's about it. And this 4th of July I am staying home and hoping to see some fireworks from my balcony!

Catherine Siborutorop said...

I don't live in the US, and I don't know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. And sadly I'm not a good singer so if I happen to sing Star Spangled Banner, it's safe to say it will be off-key. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stacy said...

I can sing it but I promise you I cannot sing it in key! My plans are to host a big party for our anniversary (July 6th) and the 4th with all of our friends and family coming over.

maryjaco1 said...

Yes I can sing it on key. For the4th I not doing anything special.

kaflickinger74 said...

I definitely cannot sing the Star Spangled Banner off key, and I was born on the 4th of July:)

dookiepookiebear said...

Not only can I NOT sing at all but I don't even know the words. im staying at home trying to keep the cats calm

wen budro said...

I know that I would not be able to sing the national anthem in key. I will be having an outdoor barbecue before the fireworks.

alona y said...

I definitely can't sing the WHOLE song on-key, but I'd try! We are just staying close to home this year.

Wendy Mastin said...

No, I couldn't sing it without going off-key. Today is the 4th of July and I'm reading your blog.

Tara W said...

I can't sing the Star Spangled Banner or any other song without being off key. LOL. I plan on going to the lake tonight to watch the fireworks display.
RC- Tara Woods

susan1215 said...

There is no way I could sing the Star Spangled banner on key.

Berkeley Hapa said...

I can sing it if I get to choose the key it is in! But sometimes I cheat by dropping down an octave for the really high part.

Tammy Woodall said...

I can sing the Star Spangled Banner - but I don't know if I could sing it on key every time. We're staying home for the 4th of July - cooking hamburgers and hot dogs.

Kamla L. said...

I can sing the the Star Spangle Banner but everyone would probably wish I wouldn't. I'm afraid my rendition, although clearly recognizable, would be a health hazard causing mass headaches for everyone present. :)

Natalie B. said...

Ha! No, I absolutely cannot sing anything on-key. Today was the fourth and I spent the day at the pool in my apartment complex and the evening comforting my dog because he's afraid of fireworks. Thank-you. :)

richelle bowers said...

I think I do a decent job at singing it, nothing amazing though. we're not doing anything for the 4rth

Robyn Donnelly said...

I cannot sing without going off key once but I know the song well. I spent the day with family and boyfriend.

Deborah Caudill said...

I am not a very good singer and I think you have to be a wonderful singer to sing The Star Spangled Banner. It is extremely difficult to hit those high notes. I am an alto, not a soprano, so no I cannot sing it without it sounding horrible.

Daniel M said...

nope i can't carry a tune - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Stacey Smith said...

no can't sing can't even remember all the words. to any song would be a mess if I was to sing.

mahnrafjtb said...

I think I can sing it okay but I wouldn't sing it in public all by myself.

jeanette sheets said...

no i wish i could but i cant sing on key

Nicole Carter said...

Oh no, you don't want to hear me sing the Star Spangled Banner. I'm lucky if I get one key right! And on the 4th we started the day off with our annual parade in my hometown and then I just spend a quiet evening at home (minus the bangs and beautiful fireworks).

Sherry said...

I can't sing anything without going off key and there's no way I would sing in public.

skkorman said...

I cannot sing it without going off-key but I do admire those who can—when sung well, it is beautiful and stirring!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

dlhaley said...

I cannot sing or carry a tune therefore I cannot sing the Star Spangled Banner nor would anyone want me to try.

Jessica Cox said...

Nope I would not hit one note right and I am sure that I would mess up the words as well.

Cori Westphal said...

I'm pretty sure I can sing without going off key when I'm in the car alone! hahaha!

Kathy Ross said...

No, I don't think I could sing it without losing tune. We didn't do a thing on the 4th.

Shannon P said...

I can't sing it without going off key, I was at home for the 4th and watched fireworks on tv.

Shakeia Rieux said...

I know i can't so i'm not even going to try lol.I went to the park with my boyfriend to watch the fireworks

Laurie Murley said...

no I can not sing, I'm tone deaf but I love to sing but cant.

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Amanda Sakovitz said...

I always go off key but I watched fireworks on the 4th!

Linda Kish said...

No, I go off-key. But, I sing it anyway. I watch fireworks on TV.

Betsy Barnes said...

I can sing the Star Spangled Banner pretty well on key until the last part, those high notes get me. I did sing it before one of my high school football games, many, many years ago. For the 4th of July, we had a small cookout and watched the local fireworks :)

Bridgett wilbur said...

I can not sing at all..not even in the shower. We went to the local parade and fireworks again this year.

Clair Freebie said...

I would probably go off key a little bit but I would put forth a pretty good effort!

Shaina Braun said...

I most certainly WOULD sing off key :) We went to the beach for the 4th!

Shea =) said...

I always sing off key.. lol... it's not one of my strongest talents.. but I'd prolly get the words all right! =) And we had a family movie night on the 4th here.. it was kinda rainy outside

 
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