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James Taylor Recovered Admirably After Beginning the Anthem with the Wrong Lyrics


Folk music legend James Taylor was at Fenway Park last night to sing both the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before World Series Game 2 and "America the Beautiful" during the 7th inning stretch. Clearly amped up about his two-song set—or perhaps just a bigger fan of the latter tune—he inadvertently launched into the opening of "America the Beautiful" when he was called up to do the National Anthem. But ever the pro, he seamlessly transitioned into "The Star-Spangled Banner", and then got that "America the Beautiful" out of his system during a moving performance alongside Boston Marathon survivors:

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