James Taylor starts national anthem with 'America the Beautiful' in World Series mix up

James Taylor appeared to forget he was singing the national anthem at game 2 of the World Series Thursday night.
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Oct. 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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(UPI) -- Legendary musician James Taylor has decades of experience under his belt. But the 65-year-old singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee still managed to mess up on the national stage Thursday night, when he was hired to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at game 2 of the World Series.

Taylor started off with the first lines of "America the Beautiful" before quickly transitioning to the anthem.

Watch his slip up -- and admirably seamless recovery -- in the video below:

(HT Gawker)

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