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All Hail to Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Song

Boston, Massachusetts; photo by aslinth on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Song of Massachusetts

"All Hail to Massachusetts" by Arthur J. Marsh was designated the official state song of Massachusetts in 1981. All State Songs

Massachusetts also recognizes an official ceremonial march, a state ode, a state patriotic song , an official polka song, a state folk song, and an official glee club song.

Lyrics for "All Hail to Massachusetts"

All hail to Massachusetts, the land of the free and the brave!
For Bunker Hill and Charlestown, and flag we love to wave:
For Lexington and Concord, and the shot heard 'round the world;
All hail to Massachusetts, we'll keep her flag unfurled.
She stands upright for freedon's light that shines from sea to sea:
All hail to Massachusetts!
Our country 'tis of thee!
All hail to grand old Bay State, the home of the bean and the cod!
Where Pilgrims found a landing and gave their thanks to God.
A land of opportunity in the good old U.S.A.
Where men live long and prosper, and people come to stay.
Don't sell her short, but learn to court her industry and stride:
All hail to grand old Bay State!
The land of Pilgrim's pride!
All hail to Massachusetts, renowned in the Hall of Fame!
How proudly wave her banners emblazoned with her name!
In unity and brotherhood, sons and daughters go hand in hand:
All hail to Massachusetts, there is no finer land!
It's M-A-S-S-A-C-H-U-S-E-T-T-S.
All hail to Massachusetts!
All hail! All hail! All hail!