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Tony Bennett Messes Up Lyrics To “God Bless America” During NLDS Game [VIDEO]

by   Oct 7, 2014 09:47 AM EDT

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Good news: Tony Bennett was in attendance to sing "God Bless America" during Game 3 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) this past Monday, Oct. 6, which put the Washington Nationals against the San Francisco Giants.

Bad news: he totally messed up the lyrics to the song!

Yes, it's true. The 88-year-old legend, and World War II vet, accidentally replaced the original lyric, "To the oceans, white with foam" with "To the ocean, bright with gold."

Normally when an artist flubs the lyrics to an iconic American tune, the public is outraged. But with this... we think it's safe to say Bennett deserves a little slack. After all, it is Tony Bennett. Were you best friends with Frank Sinatra? No, no you were not!

Regardless, check out the video of Bennett flubbing the lyrics to "God Bless America" below.

Judging from the lengthier-than-normal pause after the lyric it's pretty safe to say that he noticed the mistake –– as did the crowd. But in the end, who cares? It's Tony Bennett! Plus, the octogenarian was kind enough to stop by a baseball game and sing a short number. How about a little break?

If you need a little something to boost your opinion of the singer (shame on you!), how about a short Vine video of him spitting out that gum before taking to the mic? You know, like a true baseball fan.


Bennett is currently riding high, despite the recent flub. His album alongside Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, hit No. 1 following it's Sept. 27 release day. The record is available for purchase now.

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