State songs of Arizona

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The U.S. state of Arizona has two official state songs , although neither is named as such. [1] The official State Anthem is "The Arizona March Song" and the Alternate State Anthem is titled, "Arizona." [2]

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

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State Anthem

History

The lyrics of "The Arizona March Song" were written by Margaret Rowe Clifford in 1915. [2] The music was composed by Maurice Blumenthal.sex


Lyrics

The lyrics [3] are:

First Stanza
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.
Chorus
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.

Alternate State Anthem

History

The Alternate Anthem, "Arizona," is a Country and Western song, written and performed by Rex Allen and Rex Allen, Jr. It was adopted in 1981. [2]

Rex Allen American film actor, singer and songwriter

Rex Elvie Allen was an American film and television actor, singer and songwriter, known as "the Arizona Cowboy" and as the narrator of many Disney nature and Western productions. For his contributions to the film industry, Allen received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1975, located at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard.

Lyrics

The Alternate Anthem lyrics are:
I love you, Arh
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.
Oo, Arizona;
You're the magic in me;
Oo, Arizona,
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.
Oo, Arizona;
You're the magic in me;
Oo, Arizona,
You're the life-blood of me.

"Superstitions" is a reference to the Superstition Mountains, and "Dos Cabezas," or "Two Heads" in Spanish, refer to a pair of twin mountain peaks. [2]

Superstition Mountains

The Superstition Mountains, popularly called "The Superstitions," is a range of mountains in Arizona located to the east of the Phoenix metropolitan area. They are anchored by Superstition Mountain, a large mountain that is a popular recreation destination for residents of the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Dos Cabezas Mountains

The Dos Cabezas Mountains are a mountain range in southeasternmost Arizona, USA. The 11,700 acres (4,700 ha) Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness lies 20 miles (32 km) east of Willcox, Arizona and 7 miles (11 km) south of Bowie, Arizona in Cochise County. The mountain range's name means Two Heads in Spanish, for the twin granite peaks, Dos Cabezas Peaks, that sit atop the range.

Spanish language Romance language

Spanish or Castilian is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.

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References

  1. "Arizona Secretary of State Kids Page". Azsos.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Arizona State Songs". Classbrain.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  3. "Arizona State Song". 50states.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.