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Louisiana State March Song

Louisiana My Home Sweet Home

words by Sammie McKenzie and Lou Lavoy, music by Castro Carazo

    Kissed by the Gulf's mighty stream,
    A lovely state, LOUISIANA,
    Where sweet magnolias, so rare,
    Perfume the air
    With fragrance that's supreme.
    God bless our lovely state.
    It's a paradise right here on earth.

   CHORUS:
    LOUISIANA, LOUISIANA,
    It's beauty's always aglow.
    Moss covered shade trees
    Sway in the cool breeze
    While lazy bayous flow.
    The sugar cane gleams
    Beneath the moonbeams
    That light the Heaven's silvr'y dome.
    Deep in the Southland
    There is a dreamland:
    LOUISIANA, my home, sweet home.

Adoption of State March Song

The song, "Louisiana My Home Sweet Home", words by Sammie McKenzie and Lou Lavoy, music by Castro Carazo, was adopted as the official state march song of Louisiana in 1952.

Louisiana Revised Statutes

The following information is excerpted from the Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 49, Section 155.1. The words are included within the statute.

   Verse:
    Kissed by the Gulf's mighty stream,
    A lovely state, LOUISIANA,
    Where sweet magnolias, so rare,
    Perfume the air
    With fragrance that's supreme.
    God bless our lovely state.
    It's a paradise right here on earth.

   Chorus:
    LOUISIANA, LOUISIANA,
    It's beauty's always aglow.
    Moss covered shade trees
    Sway in the cool breeze
    While lazy bayous flow.
    The sugar cane gleams
    Beneath the moonbeams
    That light the Heaven's silvr'y dome.
    Deep in the Southland
    There is a dreamland:
    LOUISIANA, my home, sweet home.

    Acts 1952, No. 196, 1.


Source: Louisiana State Legislature, (http://legis.state.la.us), December 1, 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
Source: State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols by George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., Copyright 1938




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