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New Hampshire State Song

New Hampshire State Song

"Old New Hampshire" and "Live Free or Die"

Official State Song #1
"Old New Hampshire"
Lyrics: Dr. John F. Holmes
Music: Maurice Hoffmann
Adoption: 1949 and 1977

Honorary State Song #1
"New Hampshire, My New Hampshire"
Lyrics: Julius Richelson
Music: Walter P. Smith
Adoption: 1963 and 1977

Honorary State Song #2
"New Hampshire Hills"
Lyrics: Paul Scott Mowrer
Music: Tom Powers
Adoption: 1973 and 1977

Honorary State Song #3
"Autumn in New Hampshire"
Lyrics: Leo Austin
Music: Leo Austin
Adoption: 1977

Honorary State Song #4
"New Hampshire’s Granite State"
Lyrics: Anne B. Currier
Music: Anne B. Currier
Adoption: 1977

Honorary State Song #5
"Oh, New Hampshire (You’re My Home)"
Lyrics: Brownie McIntosh
Music: Brownie McIntosh
Adoption: 1977

Honorary State Song #6
"The Old Man of the Mountain"
Lyrics: Paul Belanger
Music: Paul Belanger
Adoption: 1977

Honorary State Song #7
"The New Hampshire State March"
Lyrics: Rene Richards
Music: Rene Richards
Adoption: 1977

Honorary State Song #8
"New Hampshire Naturally"
Lyrics: Rick Shaw and Ron Shaw
Music: Rick Shaw and Ron Shaw
Adoption: 1983

Official State Song #2
"Live Free or Die"
Lyrics: Barry Palmer
Music: Barry Palmer
Adoption: 2007
New Hampshire is the only U.S. state with ten state songs. Of these, two are "official" and the others "honorary." "Old New Hampshire," written in 1926 by Dr. John F. Holmes and composed by Maurice Hoffmann, a church organist, was adopted in 1949 as the official state song. In 1963, "New Hampshire, My New Hampshire," written by Julius Richelson and set to tune by Walter P. Smith of Plymouth, was added. Then the 1973 legislature added a third song, "New Hampshire Hills," with music by Tom Powers accompanying lyrics by the state’s poet laureate, Paul Scott Mowrer. In March 1977, "Autumn in New Hampshire," by Leo Austin of Warner, became the fourth state song. At this point, an interim board was formed to decide upon one official state song and make the rest honorary. "Old New Hampshire," the most popular, was again made New Hampshire’s official state song, while the list of honorary songs was expanded to include four new entries suggested by the state’s citizens. The new songs were "Oh, New Hampshire (You’re My Home)" by Brownie McIntosh, "The Old Man of the Mountain" by Paul Belanger, "New Hampshire’s Granite State" by Anne B. Currier, and "The New Hampshire State March" by Rene Richards. In 1983, "New Hampshire Naturally," written and composed by Rick Shaw and Ron Shaw, was added to the list of honorary state songs. "Live Free or Die," with words and music by Nashua resident Barry Palmer, was adopted as the second official state song in 2007. This most recent addition commemorates the true New Hampshire story of the Revolutionary War veteran whose words became the state’s motto.  -World Trade Press
"Old New Hampshire"
With a skill that knows no measure,
From the golden store of Fate
God, in His great love and wisdom,
Made the rugged Granite State;
Made the lakes, the fields, the forests;
Made the Rivers and the rills;
Made the bubbling, crystal fountains
Of New Hampshire's Granite Hills
Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State

Builded he New Hampshire glorious
From the borders to the sea;
And with matchless charm and splendor
Blessed her for eternity.
Hers, the majesty of mountain;Hers, the grandeur of the lake;
Hers, the truth as from the hillside
Whence her crystal waters break
Repeat Chorus

"Live Free or Die"
The old General answered the invitation
From soldiers under his command.
I can't make the reunion boys
I hope you'll understand
I'm now into my 80s
The ride is too much for me,
But I'll be there in spirit boys
You know I'll always be.
You fought with courage and valor
As Americans always do,
Though I'm not there,
I'd like to share These few words with you.
Live free or die, live free or die
Fight the fight with every breath
There are things worse than death
Live free or die.
The Revolution was finally over
Many had passed away,
But the note he sent his soldiers
Still lives on today.
Live free or die, live free or die
Fight the fight with every breath
There are things worse than death
Live free or die/ Live free or die.

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