Rhode Island, It's for Me

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"Rhode Island’s It For Me" is the official state song of Rhode Island. The lyrics are by Charlie Hall, and the music was written by Maria Day. Hall, a comedian, was known for poking fun at Rhode Island in the songs composed for the comedy troupes of "Charlie Hall's Ocean State Follies."[1] Asked at some point after 1992 if he could write something good about the state, Hall penned "Rhode Island’s It For Me."[2] It was adopted as the state song in 1996, replacing "Rhode Island," by T. Clarke Browne, which became the official state march.

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  1. ^ Brown, Seth (2007). Rhode Island Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. Globe Pequot. p. 33–34. ISBN 0-7627-4338-7. 
  2. ^ Klein, Ted (2007). Rhode Island (2 ed.). Marshall Cavendish. p. 112. ISBN 0-7614-2560-8. 

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