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Official State Songs

  1. Oct 6, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I didn't realize that we have a State Song...though I might have guessed. In any case I've never heard it.


    Oregon's song is alright but some are kinda scary. :biggrin:

    Oregon, My Oregon
    Words by J.A. Buchanan
    Music by Henry B. Murtagh

    Land of the Empire Builders, Land of the Golden West;
    Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the best.
    On-ward and upward ever, Forward and on, and on;
    Hail to thee, Land of the Heroes, My Oregon.

    Land of the rose and sunshine, Land of the summer's breeze;
    Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the western seas.
    Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun;
    Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon.

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    "Oh, Manifest, my manifest
    from god all-gracious DESTINEE!!!"

    I'm sorry, don't know how that thought entered my mind..
  4. Oct 6, 2006 #3


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    The TUNE for Virginia was rather neat, but the text is perhaps not quite PC:
    "Carry me back to old Virginny,
    There's where the cotton and the corn and tatoes grow,
    There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
    There's where the old darke'ys heart am long'd to go,
    There's where I labored so hard for old massa,
    Day after day in the field of yellow corn,"

    I was surprised that I actually knew Connecticut's state song very well indeed!
    And Georgia's..
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