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The Washington State Song

Washington, My Home

words and music by Helen Davis and arranged by Stuart Churchill

    This is my country; God gave it to me;
    I will protect it, ever keep it free.
    Small towns and cities rest here in the sun,
    Filled with our laughter, "Thy will be done."
 
   REFRAIN:
    Washington my home; 
    Where ever I may roam;
    This is my land, my native land, 
    Washington, my home.
    Our verdant forest green, 
    Caressed by silvery stream;
    From mountain peak to fields of wheat.
    Washington, my home.

    There's peace you feel and understand
    In this, our own beloved land.
    We greet the day with head held high,
    And forward ever is our cry.
    We'll happy ever be
    As people always free.
    For you and me a destiny; 
    Washington my home.

Adoption of State Song

The song, "Washington, My Home", words and music by Helen Davis (1905-1992), was adopted as the official state song of Washington on March 19, 1959. The arrangement was by Stuart Churchill. It was approved, unanimously, by the Washington Legislature.

Revised Code of Washington

The following information is excerpted from the Revised Code of Washington, Title 1, Chapter 20, Section 070. The words are not included within the statute.

    State song.

    The song, music and lyrics, "Washington My Home", composed by Helen Davis, is hereby
    designated as the official song of the state of Washington.

    [1959 c 281  1.]

    State song -- Proceeds from sale.

    All proceeds from the sale of the official song of the state as designated in RCW 1.20.070 shall be
    placed in the general fund.

    [1973 1st ex.s. c 59  1; 1959 c 281  2.]

    NOTES:

     Effective date -- 1973 1st ex.s. c 59: See note following RCW 43.79.420.


Source: Washington State Web Site, (http://www.state.wa.us), December 8, 2004
Source: Washington State Legislature, (http://www.leg.wa.gov), December 8, 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




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