Rhode Island it's for Me

Rhode Island State Song

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Rhode Island anchor

Anchor motif; the anchor is an icon in Rhode Island and are seen everywhere; photo by j. edward ferguson on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Song of Rhode Island

Rhode Island  adopted  "Rhode Island it's for Me"(words by Charlie Hall, music by Maria Day, arranged by Kathryn Chester) as the official state song in 1996. All State Songs

Lyrics

I’ve been to every state we have
and I think that I'm inclined to say
that Rhody stole my heart
You can keep the forty nine
 
Herring gulls that dot the sky,
blue waves that paint the rocks,
waters rich with Neptune's life,
the boats that line the docks,
I see the lighthouse flickering
to help the sailors see.
There's a place for everyone:
Rhode Island’s it for me.
 
Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home;
Rhode Island’s it for me.
 
I love the fresh October days,
the buzz on College Hill,
art that moves an eye to tear,
a jeweler’s special skill.
Icicles refract the sun,
snow falling gracefully.
Some search for a place that’s warm:
Rhode Island’s it for me.
 
Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home;
Rhode Island’s it for me.
 
The skyline piercing Providence,
the State House dome so rare,
residents who speak their minds;
No longer unaware!
Roger Williams would be proud to see
his “colony”
so don't sell short this precious port:
Rhode Island’s it for me.
 
Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home;
Rhode Island’s it for me.
 
Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home:
Rhode Island’s it for me!
Rhode Island