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The New Mexico State Ballad

Land of Enchantment - New Mexico

words and music by Martin Murphy, Chick Raines and Don Cook

    I met a lady in my drifting days
    I quickly fell under the spell of her loving ways   
    A rose in the desert I loved her so   
    In the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico  

    As we watched the sunset by the Rio Grande   
    A mission bell rang farewell she took my hand   
    She said "come back amigo no matter where you go"   
    To the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico  

    From her arms I wandered, far across the sea   
    I often heard her gentle words haunting me   
    "Come back amigo, I miss you so"   
    To the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico  

    So come back amigo no matter where you go   
    To the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico.

Adoption of the State Ballad

The ballad, "Land of Enchantment-New Mexico", words and music by Martin Murphy, Chick Raines and Don Cook, was adopted as the official state ballad of New Mexico in 1989.

New Mexico Statutes

The following information is excerpted from the New Mexico Statutes, Title 12, Article 3, Section 12-3-10. The words are included within the statute.


Source: New Mexico Legislature, (http://legis.state.nm.us), December 11, 2004
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Copyright 2002
Source: State Songs America, Edited by M.J. Bristow, Copyright 2000




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