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Georgia State Waltz

"Our Georgia"

Written by James Burch of Thomasville

Adopted in 1951

After James Burch performed the song at the State Democratic Convention, the legislature designated it the State Waltz in 1951.

Georgia State Waltz: "Our Georgia"

"Our Georgia"

It's a grand old state our Georgia
Where the Swanee River flows
A bit of God's own heaven
As everybody knows
And when I go roaming
A longing fills my breast
A song there comes from out my heart
For the state I love the best.

Origin of Song: "Our Georgia"

So wrote James Burch of Thomasville in 1950 for lyrics to his waltz "Our Georgia."

After he performed the song at the State Democratic Convention,
the legislature designated it the State Waltz in 1951.

Georgia Law

The law designating the song 'Our Georgia' as the official Georgia state waltz is found in the Code of Georgia, Title 50, Chapter 3, Article 3, Section 50-3-61.

GEORGIA CODE
TITLE 50, STATE GOVERNMENT
SECTION 3-61

50-3-61 The song 'Our Georgia' is adopted as the official waltz of the State of Georgia.

State Songs
US State Songs
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.
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