The Song of Iowa
"The Song of Iowa" is the official state song of the U.S. state of Iowa, written by S. H. M. Byers in 1867 and adopted by Iowa State Legislature on March 20, 1911. The song is set to the tune O Tannenbaum and Byres' lyrics' theme is centered on his love and praise for Iowa.
- John Hladczuk and Sharon Scheider Hladczuk. State Songs and Their Origins. (Scarecrow Press: Lanham, Maryland, 2000), p. 65
- Iowa Official Register 1997-1998, pg. 7
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