State songs of Arizona
The U.S. state of Arizona has two official state songs, although neither is named as such. The official State Anthem is "The Arizona March Song" and the Alternate State Anthem is titled, "Arizona."
The lyrics are:
Come to this land of sunshine. To this land where life is young. Where the wide, wide world is waiting, The songs that will now be sung. Where the golden sun is flaming Into warm, white shining day, And the sons of men are blazing Their priceless right of way.
Come stand beside the rivers Within our valley broad. Stand here with heads uncovered, In the presence of our God! While all around, about us The brave, unconquered band, As guardians and landmarks The giant mountains stand.
Not alone for gold and silver Is Arizona great. But with graves of heroes sleeping, All the land is consecrate! O, come and live beside us However far ye roam Come and help us build up temples And name those temples "home."
Sing the song that's in your hearts Sing of the great Southwest, Thank God, for Arizona In splendid sunshine dressed. For thy beauty and thy grandeur, For thy regal robes so sheen We hail thee Arizona Our Goddess and our queen.
Alternate State Anthem
The Alternate Anthem lyrics are: I love you, Arizona; Your mountains, deserts and streams; The rise of Dos Cabezas* And the outlaws I see in my dreams;
I love you Arizona, Superstitions* and all; The warmth you give at sunrise; Your sunsets put music in us all.
Oo, Arizona; You're the magic in me; Oo, Arizona, You're the life-blood of me;
I love you Arizona; Desert dust on the wind; The sage and cactus are blooming, And the smell of the rain on your skin.
Oo, Arizona; You're the magic in me; Oo, Arizona, You're the life-blood of me.
- "Arizona Secretary of State Kids Page". Azsos.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Arizona State Songs". Classbrain.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Arizona State Song". 50states.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.