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Unread 09-20-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Default Does Arizona have a state song?

I am just wondering. I wonder because I am a songwriter and I wrote a song about Arizona. Ironically its called "Arizona". And I was wondering if I could contact the Governer to see if he would add it to the list of state songs
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Unread 09-20-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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It does:

ritten by Margaret Rowe Clifford
Composed by Maurice Blumenthal
[CENTER]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.
[/CENTER]
[CENTER]chorus
[/CENTER]
[CENTER]Come stand beside the rivers
Within our valley 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.
[/CENTER]
[CENTER]chorus
[/CENTER]
[CENTER]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."
[/CENTER]
[CENTER]chorus
[/CENTER]
[CENTER]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.
[/CENTER]
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Unread 09-20-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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This is the "alternate" state song and is better known than the above, for sure. It is titled "Arizona" so you will have to come up with a new name.

Arizona
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Unread 09-20-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I think mine is better, lol
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Unread 09-20-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I think mine is better, lol
I'll bet it is! You should contact the state Tourism agency or the PHX Convention and Visitors Bureau. They make commercials and videos that they broadcast on TV in cold climates and pass out at conventions. These all have background songs to the scenery and things to do. Maybe they would pay you to use your song.
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Unread 09-20-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I'll bet it is! You should contact the state Tourism agency or the PHX Convention and Visitors Bureau. They make commercials and videos that they broadcast on TV in cold climates and pass out at conventions. These all have background songs to the scenery and things to do. Maybe they would pay you to use your song.
Oh that would nifty! I hope to tour out that way some time. I am from Virginia so it would be a right long drive. Ive always wanted to go out West- especially Texas and Arizona.
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Unread 09-20-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Yes, it does!

Oh, Circle K,
Oh, Circle K,
How red are your branches!

You lovely state tree of ours,
How sweet smell your flowers.
You grow great on every street
right by some nasty greasy eat!
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Unread 09-20-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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Default Arizona

The Alternate State Song is Arizona written by Rex Allen Jr.

Arizona Alternate State Anthem

[FONT=arial,helvetica,verdana][SIZE=4]Arizona[/SIZE][/FONT]
Composed by Rex Allen, Jr.
I love you, Arizona; Your mountains, deserts and streams; The rise of Dos Cabezas[SIZE=4]*[/SIZE] And the outlaws I see in my dreams; I love you Arizona, Superstitions[SIZE=4]**[/SIZE] 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. [SIZE=2]Copyright 1981 by BOXER MUSIC, Nashville, TN[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]I[/SIZE]n 1982, the Arizona Legislature chose Arizona, a song written and performed by [URL="http://www.rexallenjr.com/"]Rex Allen, Jr.[/URL] as an alternate state anthem. Rex Allen, Jr. and his father Rex Allen, are natives of Willcox, Arizona, about 20 miles west of the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness. They are known world-wide for their famous renditions of cowboy songs.[SIZE=4]*[/SIZE][SIZE=2] Dos Cabezas, meaning two heads, refers to two mountain peaks. Visit [URL="http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=(2273)"]Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness[/URL] in Cochise County, Arizona.[/SIZE][SIZE=4]**[/SIZE][SIZE=2] Referring to the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Visit the [URL="http://www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org/"]Superstition Mountain Museum[/URL] in Apache Junction, Arizona.[/SIZE]
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Unread 09-20-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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Wink Arizona song

I remember hearing a song.,

The chorus went:

Arizona, take off your rainbow shoes,
Arizona , take another look at the world my, my!

Arizona, hey won'tcha come my way!


(it was popular in the '70s)
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Unread 09-20-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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YouTube - Arizona - Mark Lindsay


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Originally Posted by Tucsonmom View Post
I remember hearing a song.,

The chorus went:

Arizona, take off your rainbow shoes,
Arizona , take another look at the world my, my!

Arizona, hey won'tcha come my way!


(it was popular in the '70s)
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