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Delaware State Flag Delaware

The Delaware State Song

Our Delaware

words by George B. Hynson, music by Will M. S. Brown

   FIRST VERSE
    Oh the hills of dear New Castle,
    and the smiling vales between,
    When the corn is all in tassel,
    And the meadowlands are green;

    Where the cattle crop the clover,
    And its breath is in the air,
    While the sun is shining over
    Our beloved Delaware.

   CHORUS
    Oh our Delaware!
    Our beloved Delaware!
    For the sun is shining over 
    our beloved Delaware,
    Oh our Delaware
    Our beloved Delaware!
    Heres the loyal son that pledges,
    Faith to good old Delaware.

   SECOND VERSE
    Where the wheat fields break and billow,
    In the peaceful land of Kent,
    Where the toiler seeks his pillow,
    With the blessings of content;

    Where the bloom that tints the peaches,
    Cheeks of merry maidens share,
    And the woodland chorus preaches
    A rejoiceing Delaware.

   THIRD VERSE
    Dear old Sussex visions linger,
    Of the holly and the pine,
    Of Henlopens Jeweled finger,
    Flashing out across the brine;

    Of the gardens and the hedges,
    And the welcome waiting there,
    For the loyal son that pledges
    Faith to good old Delaware.

Fourth verse by Donn Devine.

   FOURTH VERSE
    From New Castle's rolling meadows,
    Through the fair rich fields of Kent,
    To the Sussex shores hear echoes,
    Of the pledge we now present;

    Liberty and Independence,
    We will guard with loyal care,
    And hold fast to freedom's presence,
    In our home state Delaware.

Adoption of State Song

The song, "Our Delaware", words by George B. Hynson and music by Will M. S. Brown, was adopted as the official state song of Delaware on April 7, 1925.

Delaware General Code

The following information is excerpted from the Delaware General Code, Title 29, Chapter 3, Section 303.


Source: Delaware State Web Site, (http://www.state.de.us), November 21, 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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