Washington, My Home

Washington State Song

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Washington Park Arboretum near Seattle - photo by Marcel Ray on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works

Washington, My Home

Written by Helen Davis, arranged by Stuart Churchill

Washington adopted Washington, My Home (written by Helen Davis and arranged by Stuart Churchill) as the official state song in 1959. An official folk song (Roll On, Columbia, Roll On by Woodie Guthrie) was added to Washington's list of state symbols in 1987. All State Songs

Lyrics:

This is my country; God gave it to me;

I will protect it, ever keep it free.

Small towns and cities rest here in the sun,

Filled with our laughter, "Thy will be done."

REFRAIN:

Washington my home;

Where ever I may roam;

This is my land, my native land,

Washington, my home.

Our verdant forest green,

Caressed by silvery stream;

From mountain peak to fields of wheat.

Washington, my home.

There's peace you feel and understand

In this, our own beloved land.

We greet the day with head held high,

And forward ever is our cry.

We'll happy ever be

As people always free.

For you and me a destiny;

Washington my home.

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