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John Kerry 'Sweet Adeline' Reference Is Major Boston Red Sox Gaffe (VIDEO)

04/18/2013 11:18 am ET | Updated Apr 18, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry -- who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013 -- made a major gaffe Thursday when he botched the name of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," a song that's a major part of Boston Red Sox tradition.

Kerry called the song "Sweet Adeline" Thursday morning while discussing the New York Yankees crowd's rendition as a tribute to those affected by the Boston bombing.

Kerry later admitted to making the gaffe:

Watch Kerry's gaffe above.

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