State Song Of Massachusetts

State Song Of Massachusetts

“All Hail to Massachusetts” Is The Official State Song Of Massachusetts. “All Hail to Massachusetts”, with words and music by Arthur J. Marsh, was made the official Massachusetts State Song on September 3, 1966.

 

“All Hail to Massachusetts”

 

All hail to Massachusetts, the land of the free and the brave!

For Bunker Hill and Charlestown, and flag we love to wave;

For Lexington and Concord, and the shot heard ’round the world;

All hail to Massachusetts, we’ll keep her flag unfurled.

She stands upright for freedom’s light that shines from sea to sea;

All hail to Massachusetts! Our country ’tis of thee!

 

All hail to grand old Bay State, the home of the bean and the cod,

Where pilgrims found a landing and gave their thanks to God.

A land of opportunity in the good old USA.

Where men live long and prosper, and people come to stay.

Don’t sell her short but learn to court her industry and stride;

All hail to grand old Bay State! The land of pilgrim’s pride!

 

All hail to Massachusetts, renowned in the Hall of Fame!

How proudly wave her banners emblazoned with her name!

In unity and brotherhood, sons and daughters go hand in hand;

All hail to Massachusetts, there is no finer land!

It’s M-A-S-S-A-C-H-U-S-E-T-T-S.

All hail to Massachusetts! All hail! All hail! All hail!

 

State Folk Song of Massachusetts

“Massachusetts” Is The Official State Folk Song of Massachusetts. “Massachusetts,” words and music by Arlo Guthrie, was designated by Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 2, § 20. and was adopted by the Legislature in July 1981.

 

“Massachusetts”

 

Like a dream in the night

As the snow settles white

There’s a fire burning bright

In Massachusetts

And there’s a house upon a hill

That keeps us from the chill

And by the grace of God

We will be in Massachusetts

 

CHORUS:

 

You can tell me about the times you spent

In the Rockies and on the plains,

Please don’t think that I’m the last to say

That there ain’t lots of other places

In this world that still remain

Beautiful and unchanged

But they’re just not the same

The sun comes up to meet the dawn

And there’s a day that must go on

There’s another night that’s gone

In Massachusetts

And I could spend all of my days

And remain each day amazed

At the way each day is phrased

In Massachusetts

 

CHORUS

 

Now if you could only see

I know you would agree

There ain’t nowhere else to be

Like Massachusetts

And there’s a house upon a hill

That keeps us from the chill

And by the grace of God

We will be in Massachusetts

Come on tell me about the time you spent

In the Rockies and on the plains

And please don’t think that I’m the last to say

That there ain’t lots of other places

In this world that still remain

Beautiful and unchanged

But they’re just not the same as Massachusetts