Illinois is the regional anthem (or state song) of the United States. UU. It whispers among the lush trees, and its soft tones are these, Illinois, Illinois, and its soft tones are these, Illinois. From a prairie desert, Illinois, straight your path and you never change, Illinois, Illinois, until in the inland sea, your big commercial tree rises, which turns everyone into you, Illinois, Illinois, turns everyone into you, Illinois, turns everyone into you, Illinois.
Making Everyone Turn to You, Illinois. When you heard your country calling, Illinois, Illinois, where the gunfire and the projectile fell, Illinois, Illinois, When the southern host retired, pitting gray against blue, there was no one braver than you, Illinois, There was no one braver than you, Illinois, There was no one braver than you, Illinois. There was no one braver than you, Illinois. Not without your wonderful story, Illinois, can you write the glory of the nation, Illinois, Illinois.
In the record of your years, the names of Abraham Lincoln, Grant and Logan appear, and our tears, Illinois, Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois. Grant and Logan, and Our Tears, Illinois. Eighteen years saw its founding, Illinois, Illinois, and its progress knows no bounds, Illinois, the pioneers once cleared the land, where the big industries are now. World renown you rule, Illinois, Illinois, world famous you rule, Illinois.
Recognized around the world, you rule, Illinois. Let's promise in the last chorus, Illinois, Illinois, that in the struggles that still lie ahead, Illinois, Illinois, We will be faithful to our heroes, as we pursue their vision. With abiding love for you, Illinois, Illinois. With abiding love for you, Illinois.
Do you know your state's official state song? Maybe you sang it growing up in school, or maybe this is the first time you've heard of it. Maybe you live in the only state that has never had a state song. The official song of the state of Arkansas is Arkansas by Eva Ware Barnett, but the state also states that Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me), Oh, Arkansas and The Arkansas Traveler are state anthems. Florida's state song is called The Swanee River (Old Folks at Home), better known colloquially as Old Folks at Home.
The Florida Department of State website contains revised lyrics, which omit or change parts of the song that are generally considered racially insensitive. Hawaii's state song is Hawai'i Pono'i, with lyrics that refer to loyalty, family and duty. The state song of Illinois is called Illinois, by C, H. Indiana's state song is On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away by Paul Dresser.
Maine's state song is appropriately called Maine State Song, but the state also has a state march (The Dirigo March) and a state ballad, The Ballad of the 20th Maine. For Massachusetts, one song is not enough, the ELA has seven state songs. New Jersey is the only state that doesn't have a state song. The concrete jungle that dreams are made of? Not at all.
The song from the state of New York is I Love New York. North Carolina is known as the Old North State, so it makes sense that their state song would also be called The Old North State. Pennsylvania's state song is Pennsylvania, by Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner. Rhode Island's state song is called Rhode Island's It for Me, a hymn that proclaims that Rhody stole my heart.
The state song of Texas is Texas, Our Texas by William J. The 1929 lyrics originally read “Bigger and Greatest”, but this was changed to “Bolder and Greatest” when Alaska became a state. The Utah state song is Utah This is the Place by Sam and Gary Francis. The previous state song was Utah We Love Thee, but a fourth-grade class brought about the change when they had difficulty finding and singing the song.
Washington State's song is Washington, My Home, which references the state's natural splendor. The state folk song is Roll On, Columbia, Roll On. Many other states have replaced or augmented their official songs with something more contemporary and singable. Fifer (1840-193), the first female senator from the state of Illinois, introduced the bill that would make Illinois with the Johnston melody the state's official song.
However, Fogelberg's best song about Illinois is “Same Old Lang Syne,” about meeting his high school sweetheart at a Peoria store during a Christmas visit to his house. A song that perpetuated the myth of black nostalgia for life in plantation slavery, the song was demoted to an emeritus state song after six years of legislation to try to replace it. “The Civil War-era song to the tune of O Tannenbaum is an old-fashioned relic of the Confederacy,” Governor Larry Hogan said when he signed the repeal bill. Song by Illinois Plains of IllinoisWhen I First Came to This Land Little Old Sod ShantyDrill Ye Tarriers Rock Island Lineel-a-Noygoin' Down to Cairo.
In 1971, Goodman took the train to visit his in-laws in Mattoon, and was so enchanted by the landscape that he wrote a song about it. .