Montana

  Montana is the state song for the state of the same name. The song was written by Charles Cohan and composed by Joseph E. Howard. The state of Montana adopted the song as their state song on February 20, 1945.   Photos courtesy of Pixabay.com  

Missouri Waltz

  Missouri Waltz is the official state song of Missouri. The song began as a minstrel song. “The song came from a melody by John Valentine Eppel and was arranged by Frederic Knight Logan, using lyrics written by James Royce Shannon. First published in 1914, the song did not sell well and was considered a Read More

Go, Mississippi

Go, Mississippi was written and composed by William Houston Davis. The state of Mississippi adopted the song as the state song on May 17, 1962. The legislature also had the song copyrighted. The song was dedicated when it was performed by the Ole Miss Marching Band on September 29, 1962.     Photos courtesy of Read More

Hail! Minnesota

  Hail! Minnesota is the state song for Minnesota. The song was first composed by Truman Rickard in 1904. It originated as a song for the graduating class at the University of Minnesota and was performed for the first time on May 28, 1904. The second verse honored the school’s president, Cyrus Northrop, who preferred Read More

My Michigan

  My Michigan is the official state anthem of Michigan. The lyrics were written by Giles Kavanagh and the music by H. O’Reilly Clint in 1933. Clint’s music company published the song. The Michigan legislature adopted the song in 1937. The song is currently under copyright and rarely sung at official state functions.   Photos Read More

Old Cape Cod

  One of the places you think about in Massachusetts is Cape Cod {along with Boston}. Old Cape Cod has become the unofficial anthem for Cape Cod. The song Old Cape Cod was written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus and Allan Jeffrey. Yakus adopted a poem by Rothrock into song lyrics and Jeffrey wrote the Read More

Maryland, My Maryland

Maryland, My Maryland is the official state song of Maryland. The lyrics are from a nine stanza poem written by James Ryder Randall in 1861. The poem was inspired by events at the beginning of the Civil War, when the troops President Lincoln ordered went through Baltimore City on their way to Washington, DC. A Read More

Give Me Louisiana

Give Me Louisiana is one of the state songs for that state, along with the more popular You Are My Sunshine. Give Me Louisiana was written in 1970 by Doralice Fontane. The music was arranged by Dr. John Croom. The song was adopted by the state by the act of 1970 and again in 1977. Read More

My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night

“My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” was written by Stephen Foster. The song was published in January 1853 and believed to have been written the previous year. According to Wikipedia, “In Foster’s sketchbook, the song was originally entitled “Poor Uncle Tom, Good-Night!“, but was altered by Foster as “My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” Foster likely composed Read More