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.
The Gifts of Earth
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"...
Louisiana My Home Sweet Home
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"...
Give Me Louisiana
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"...
You Are My Sunshine
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.
Source: Louisiana State Legislature, (http://legis.state.la.us), November 30, 2004
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