Home Means Nevada

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"Home Means Nevada" is the official state song of the state of Nevada. It was written by Bertha Rafetto in 1932 and officially adopted by the Nevada Legislature in 1933.[1][2] Listen to MIDI.

Way out in the land of the setting sun,
Where the wind blows wild and free,
There's a lovely spot, just the only one
That means home sweet home to me.
If you follow the old Kit Carson trail,
Until desert meets the hills,
Oh you certainly will agree with me,
It's the land of a thousand thrills.
Home, means Nevada,
Home, means the hills,
Home, means the sage and the pine.
Out by the Truckee's silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
There is the land that I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home, means Nevada to me.

Whenever the sun at the close of day,
Colors all the western sky,
Oh my heart returns to the desert grey
And the mountains tow'ring high.
Where the moon beams play in shadowed glen,
With the spotted fawn and doe,
All the live long night until morning light,
Is the loveliest place I know.
Home, means Nevada,
Home, means the hills,
Home, means the sage and the pines.
Out by the Truckee's silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
There is the land that I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home, means Nevada to me.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafetto, Bertha (May 29, 1949), How and Why Home Means Nevada Came to be Written, Nevada State Library and Archives, retrieved January 9, 2013 
  2. ^ Rafetto, Bertha (February 6, 1933), Sheet Music for Home Means Nevada, Legislative Counsel Bureau, retrieved January 9, 2013