The Massachusetts State Songs
The Massachusetts General Court has adopted seven "songs" or musical entities to represent the Commonwealth. The state currently has one state song, one state folk song, one state ceremonial march, one state patriotic song, one state glee club song, one state polka and one state ode.
All Hail to Massachusetts
"All Hail to Massachusetts", words and music by Arthur Marsh, was designated by an act of the Legislature in July of 1981 (informally "official song" since September 1966.)
"Massachusetts," words and music by Arlo Guthrie, was adopted by the Legislature in July, 1981.
The Road to Boston
The song "The Road to Boston", whose composer is unknown, has been the official ceremonial march of the Commonwealth since 1985.
Massachusetts (Because of You Our Land is Free)
"Massachusetts (Because of You Our Land is Free)", words and music by Bernard Davidson, was made official on October 23, 1989, and effective January 21, 1990.
The Great State of Massachusetts
The song "The Great State of Massachusetts", words by George A. Wells, and music by J. Earl Bley, was designated the state Glee Club Song of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on November 24, 1997.
Say Hello to Someone in Massachusetts
On October 1, 1998, "Say Hello to Someone From Massachusetts" by Lenny Gomulka was approved as the official polka of the Commonwealth.
Ode to the Commonwealth
On November 16, 2000 the words and music of "Ode to Massachusetts" by Joseph Falzone was approved as the official ode of the Commonwealth.
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, (http://www.sec.state.ma.us), December 1, 2004
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