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Louisiana State Songs

Louisiana has four state songs that were adopted begining in 1952. The state has two official state songs, one official state environmental song and one official state march song.

  • State Environmental Song: "The Gifts of Earth," by Frances LeBeau (Go)
  • State March Song: "Louisiana, My Home Sweet Home," by Sammie McKenzie, Lou Lavoy and Castro Carazo (Go)
  • State Song: "Give Me Louisiana," by Doralice Fontane (Go)
  • State Song: "You Are My Sunshine," by Jimmie H. Davis and Charles Mitchell (Go)

Official Environmental Song

The Gifts of Earth
by Frances LeBeau

Act 1070 of 1990:...There shall be and is hereby adopted and established as the official state environmental song for the State of Louisiana, a musical composition, with lyrics and music by Frances LeBeau of East Carroll Parish, and entitled, "The Gifts of Earth"...

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Official March Song

Louisiana My Home Sweet Home
by Sammie McKenzie, Lou Lavoy and Castro Carazo

Act 196 of 1952: ...There shall be, and is, hereby adopted and established as the official state march song for the state of Louisiana, a musical composition, with lyrics by Sammie McKenzie and Lou Levoy and music by Castro Carazo, and entitled, "Louisiana My Home Sweet Home"...

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Official State Songs

Give Me Louisiana
by Doralice Fontane

Act 431 of 1970 and Act 540 of 1977: ...The official state song for the State of Louisiana shall be a musical composition, with words and music by Doralice Fontane, entitled: "Give Me Louisiana"...

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You Are My Sunshine
by Jimmie H. Davis and Charles Mitchell

Act 540 of 1977: ...The official song for the State of Louisiana shall also be the musical composition with words and music by Governor Jimmie H. Davis and Charles Mitchell, entitled "You Are My Sunshine". Visit Peer Music's Jimmie Davis page to hear a brief audio clip.

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Source: Louisiana State Legislature, (http://legis.state.la.us), November 30, 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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