AZ State Symbols
Updated: May 23rd, 2010 - 21:01:09
| Arizona State Songs
By Nora Kirkeby
Aug 23, 2006, 14:37 PST
Arizona March Song
(Arizona State Anthem)
Words by Margaret Rowe Clifford © 1915
Music by Maurice Blumenthal
Adopted February 18th, 1919
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.
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.
Come stand beside the rivers
Within our valleys 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".
Listen to the music for The Arizona March Song
Courtesy of HomewithGod
(Alternate State Anthem)
Written and Performed by Rex Allen and Rex Allen Jr.
BOXERMUSIC © 1981
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.
You're the magic in me;
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.
You're the magic in me;
You're the life-blood of me.
According to the state of Arizona: "Superstitions" refers to the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, and "Dos Cabezas," meaning two heads, refers to two mountain peaks in Cochise County Arizona.
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