Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dear Abbé

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DEAR ABBÉ:

Anent Mark Clague's post on the Star-Spangled Banner, I note that the Star Spangled Music Foundation and blog are administered by one Susan Key. Any relation to Francis Scott Key? to F. Scott Fitzgerald, another resident of our city?

                                                         P. BODY, BALTIMORE

DEAR SIR:

Plausible, but she isn't saying. She has, however, offered copies of the recording (Poets and Patriots) and Star Spangled Songbook to the first person who can demonstrate whether or not she is of the lineage. Enter in COMMENTS, below. Offer expires on the night of September 13–14, 2014, bicentenary of the late unpleasantness in your harbour.

                                                                              ABBÉ

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