O Fair New Mexico

New Mexico State Song

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Scenic northern New Mexico

Vista near Velarde (northern New Mexico); photo by B.J. Bumgarner on Flickr (non-commercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Song of New Mexico

New Mexico designated "O Fair New Mexico," ​written by Elizabeth Garrett (the blind daughter of famed sheriff, Pat Garrett) as the official state song in 1917. New Mexico also recognizes a state ballad, bilingual language song, cowboy song, and a state Spanish song.

LYRICS

Under a sky of azure,
Where balmy breezes blow,
Kissed by the golden sunshine,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
Land of the Montezuma,
With fiery hearts aglow,
Land of the deeds historic,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
 
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.
 
Rugged and high sierras,
With deep canyons below,
Dotted with fertile valleys,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
Fields full of sweet alfalfa,
Richest perfumes bestow,
State of apple blossoms,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
 
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.
 
Days that are full of heart-dreams,
Nights when the moon hangs low;
Beaming its benedictions,
O'er Nuevo Mejico.
Land with its bright manana,
Coming through weal and woe;
State of esperanza,
Is Nuevo Mejico.\
 
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.
New Mexico