Our State Song May Not Be The Best – But Maine Is the Best State
Do you remember the lyrics from the official state of Maine song? When is the last time you sang the song?
Here is a refresher with lyrics.
The State of Maine song was written and adapted as the Official State song in 1937. So, it’s been around a long time, and it sounds like it.
Too bad Roger Miller couldn’t have pronounced Bangor correctly.
King of The Road might have been adopted as the song.
More recently, in 2019 The Ballad of the 20th Maine by The Ghost of Paul Revere was confirmed as the official state ballad.
Then there is California band Weezer and their longing for a simpler lifestyle and Maine in Long Time Sunshine.
New Jersey is the only state to have never named an official state song. Tennessee has 12 official state songs. That’s a whole album full.
Some states have more famous songs.
Ray Charles Georgia on My Mind is an example.
California Here We Come, Right Back Where We Started from.
Rocky Mountain High by John Denver for Colorado. Coal Miner’s Daughter for Kentucky by Loretta Lynn. Boson by Kenny Chesney for Massachusetts. For West Virginia, Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver.
John Denver is on here twice. Did he ever do a song about Maine?
The songs may not be well known smash hits about our State, but whether we are singing about it, or not, living it is sure a special treat.
“The scent of the fragrant pines, the tang of the salty sea will call us home.”
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