Our Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Our Delaware is the state song of the state of Delaware.

The song began as a poem, written by George Bewick Hynson. Hynson published his song in 1906.

Will M.S. Brown composed the music specifically for the poem.

In 1925, the Delaware General Assembly voted on the song as their state song.

Each of the three verses of the poem honor one of Delaware’s three counties. In 1976, Donn Devine wrote a fourth verse to commemorate the American Revolution Bicentennial.

Delaware was the first state admitted to the new union on December 7, 1787. The state was named after Englishman Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr.



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