28 Nisan 2013 Pazar

Maine State Song

Maine State Song

"State of Maine Song"

Lyrics: Roger Vinton Snow
Music: Roger Vinton Snow
Adoption: 1937
The "State of Maine Song," also known by the title "O Pine Tree State," depicts the state’s numerous natural assets. Written and composed by Roger Vinton Snow, a lawyer, the song was selected from among 116 entries in a 1931 contest conducted by the Maine Publicity Bureau, which arranged for the final decision to be made by radio audiences all over the United States, along with a judging committee. In 1932, during the first luncheon of the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Portland, the proposed Maine Song was introduced the for the first time. It was adopted as the official state song of Maine on March 30, 1937.  -World Trade Press
"State of Maine"
Grand State of Maine, proudly we sing
To tell your glories to the land
To shout your praises till the echoes ring
Should fate unkind send us to roam
The scent of the fragrant pines,
The tang of the salty sea will call us home.
Oh, Pine Tree State
Your woods, fields, and hills
Your lakes, streams, and rockbound coast
Will ever fill our hearts with thrills
And tho' we seek far and wide
Our search will be in vain
To find a fairer spot on earth
Than Maine! Maine! Maine!

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