"Arkansas Waltz," music by Bill Urfer, words by Bill Urfer and Cletus Jones (By State Senate Resolution No. 24)
Arkansas State Waltz: "Arkansas Waltz
Origin of Waltz: "Arkansas Waltz"
No serious challenge to the status of "Arkansas"was mounted until 1971, when the state Senate voted to designate "Arkansas Waltz"by Bill Urfer of Heber Springs (Cleburne
County) and Cletus Jones of Benton (Saline County) as the official state waltz. The song extolled Arkansas's scenery, its agriculture, and even the athletic prowess of its flagship
Your teams win almost every game
Those Hogs and Indians are hard to tame
When you hear the call they've got the ball
You might not know the name, but Cletus "Slim"Jones has a connection with Arkansas history that only he can claim - that of singing and co-writing the Official Arkansas Waltz, as
unanimously decreed March 10, 1971, by the Arkansas Senate.
ARKANSAS WALTZ; w Shirley Babb, w & m Billy Urfer. 2 p. ? Billy Urfer; 17Sep69; EU138213.
Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or
more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state.