James Taylor botched the beginning of the National Anthem during Game 2 of the World Series. He kicked off the Star Spangled Banner with “Oh beautiful,” which is actually the first line to America the Beautiful.
No sweat, though, as he masterful mumbled into “Oh, say, can you see…”
Does this mess up make him un-American? Some folks on Twitter think so.
James Taylor is a Muslim now?
— Kap.lowitz (@iamkap) October 25, 2013
Hey, James Taylor, SING FREEBIRD. — Kap.lowitz (@iamkap) October 25, 2013
— HAUNTEDprotostar (@FailedProtostar) October 25, 2013
— Joe Skurzewski (@JoeSkurzewski) October 25, 2013
America the Beautiful or The National Anthem? James Taylor can play & sing Both! #worldseries#anthemfail — Jeanna Wendland (@jwendland1412) October 25, 2013
NO ONE IN MY OFFICE KNOWS WHO JAMES TAYLOR IS. — Cliff Clinton (@CliffClinton) October 25, 2013
James Taylor was suppose to sing the Rebel Anthem but sang Vaders Theme instead, with Fire & Rain as an Encore #VaderLovesJT
— TK-421 (@TrooperTK421) October 25, 2013
No wonder all of James Taylor’s songs sound the same… he can’t even tell the national anthem and the star spangled banner apart
— Doug Howard (@TheeDougHoward) October 25, 2013
Easy mistake James Taylor, both songs start with O. — Bennett Wolin (@DJ_Impervious) October 25, 2013
I know James Taylor messed up the National Anthem but in his defense, he is old. #AmericatheSpangledBanner
— Sid Gray (@sidgray) October 25, 2013
#JamesTaylor ‘s brain is on shuffle as he began to sing America the Beautiful instead of the National Anthem, was it the extended dance mix?
— Kevin McDonald (@kmcshotoftheday) October 25, 2013
Oh god, James Taylor is trending, did he die? I hope he didn’t die.
— Dan Cahill (@CapnKabuki) October 25, 2013
[Video via SB Nation]