Our Great Virginia

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Our Great Virginia

Regional anthem of Virginia
LyricsMike Greenly
MusicUnknown, arranged by Jim Papoulis
Adopted1 July 2015; 8 years ago (2015-07-01)
Preceded by"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny"
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Our Great Virginia

"Our Great Virginia" is the regional anthem of the U.S. state of Virginia.


It was adopted unanimously by the Virginia Senate as the official state song of Virginia in early July 2015.[1] Sung to the traditional tune "Oh Shenandoah," with music arranged by Jim Papoulis, its lyrics were written by Mike Greenly.[2]


You'll always be our great Virginia.
You're the birthplace of the nation:
Where history was changed forever.
Today, your glory stays, as we build tomorrow.
I fill with pride at all you give us—
Rolling hills, majestic mountains,
From Shenandoah to the Atlantic,
Rivers wide and forests tall, all in one Virginia.
For each of us here in Virginia,
From farm to city dweller,
All of us, we stand together.
We're yours, we all are yours—
Across our great Virginia.
You'll always be our great Virginia.[3]


  1. ^ Associated Press (30 June 2015). "New Virginia laws set to take effect Wednesday". WSLS-TV. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Our Great Virginia. Virginia State Song,Traditional". State Symbols USA. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Our Great Virginia". netstate.com.