If there were ever a day to brush up on the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner (before performing in front of a huge crowd), the tenth anniversary of 9/11 is probably that day. The thought apparently didn’t flutter through singer Cyndi Lauper‘s head when she was selected to sing our National Anthem for the U.S Open on Sunday.
Time after time, the tune is botched by popular recording artists and Lauper followed suit, replacing the original lyrics “O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming” with “O’er the ramparts we watched as our flag was still streaming.” Yeah, same part Christina Aguilera fumbled at the Super Bowl earlier this year.
Watch the mess:
h/t Gossip Cop
Editor’s Note: Thank-you to BLAZE reader Thepest for pointing out a minor typo in the first version of this story. It originally said “the Start-Spangled Banner” and has since been corrected.