Queen of soul… first
lady of soul… both apply.
By Blurt Staff
At the inauguration today Aretha Franklin performed “My
Country ‘tis of Thee” and effectively claimed the timeless song as her own. You
can see a video of her entire performance over at MSNBC.com, and we’ll post it
here as well as soon as it shows up on YouTube (the news channel’s embed codes
appear to be faulty at the moment).
Meanwhile, someone has already posted a portion of it to
YouTube, claiming to have caught Aretha saying to someone “shut up” during the
song! We don’t think that’s actually the case; it appears she was just
expelling/taking a deep breath. Still… judge for yourself.
UPDATE: the full performance just turned up, see below.