“State of Maine Song” Is The Official State Song Of Maine. Maine Adopted “State of Maine Song” by Roger Vinton Snow as the official Maine State Song in 1937. Portland Players is the oldest community theatre in Maine and the second oldest known in New England. Founded in 1931, as the Portland Dramatic Guild, the group’s first goals included raising funds for scholarships.
The Players’ first production was the one-act East of Eden, and its first president was Roger Vinton Snow Sr., a lawyer, composer of the official State Song Of Maine, “Grand State of Maine”. Written and composed by Maine native Roger Vinton Snow, the Maine State Song covers the grandeur scenes the Pine Tree State has to offer to those who might visit her. In 1931, the Maine Publicity Bureau held and sponsored a competition and Roger Vinton Snow chose to enter the venue with hopes to perform his State Song Of Maine. Roger Vinton Snow won the competition and the rest is history.
“State of Maine Song”
Grand State of Maine, proudly we sing
To tell your glories to the land
To shout your praises till the echoes ring
Should fate unkind send us to roam
The scent of the fragrant pines,
The tang of the salty sea will call us home.
Oh, Pine Tree State
Your woods, fields and hills
Your lakes, streams and rockbound coast
Will ever fill our hearts with thrills
And tho’ we seek far and wide
Our search will be in vain
To find a fairer spot on earth
Than Maine! Maine! Maine!