Arizona

Arizona State Anthem 2

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Arizona Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon photo courtesy PD Photo.org (public domain photo).

Arizona

by Rex Allen, Jr.

In 1982 the state legislature designated "Arizona" by Rex Allen, Jr. as the official alternate state anthem of Arizona. The original state anthem was adopted in 1919; "Arizona March Song" (by Margaret Rowe Clifford and Maurice Blumenthal).

Lyrics

I love you, Arizona;
Your mountains, deserts and streams;
The rise of Dos Cabezas*
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;
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*Dos Cabezas (two heads) are mountain peaks in Cochise County, Arizona

Copyright 1981 by Boxer Music, Nashville, TN. Published here under fair use principle (purpose: educational / nonprofit).
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