Oklahoma, My Native Land

Oklahoma State Children's song

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Redbud tree blooming

Redbud tree blooming; photo by Anna Hesser on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Oklahoma, My Native Land

by Martha Kemm Barrett

"Oklahoma, My Native Land" by Martha Kemm Barrett was designated the official state children's song of Oklahoma in 1996.

Lyrics:

As I travel the roads of America,
such wonderful sights I can see.
But nothing compares to the place I love;
The perfect home for you and for me.
Yes, Oklahoma, my native land.
I am proud to say your future's looking grand.
Yes, Oklahoma, such history.
Ev'ry day you give a gift just for me.

I see a Scissortail Flycatcher
cut through the clean air
as mistletoe kisses the branches ev'rywhere.
Redbuds open ev'ry single spring.
I hear a Pow Wow beat the rhythm of the old ways
as oil wells pump back mem'ries of the boom days.
Only Oklahoma has these things.

Yes, Oklahoma, my native land.
I am proud to say your future's looking grand.
Yes, Oklahoma, such history.
Ev'ry day you give a gift just for me.
Perfect home for you.
The perfect home for me.
It's only Oklahoma for me.

Oklahoma