Singing national anthem strains my vocal chords

As I sit at the desk in my “man cave” (Life Mate’s name for it) in the pre-dawn hours of Independence Day 2013, I think about strained vocal chords.
Mine, when I try to sing the Star Spangled Banner, even in my mind as I’m doing now, it hurts.
It makes me wince when I think about all the butchered solo renditions I’ve heard at Independence Day celebrations, meetings, conventions, sporting events and other such gatherings.
Some people just shouldn’t try to sing


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