07:21 PM EDT 12/16/2014
Originally posted 10/25/2013 12:00PM
Soulful music legend James Taylor could probably soothe plenty of folks simply by vocalizing the phone book.
But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer got off to a bumpy public start Thursday night when he took on the national anthem while opening Game 2 of the World Series at Boston's Fenway Park.
Instead of launching into "The Star Spangled Banner," Taylor inadvertently started singing the lyrics to "America the Beautiful" before getting back on track and belting out the national anthem.
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