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Massachusetts State Song

"All Hail to Massachusetts"

Written by Arthur J. Marsh

Adopted in 1966; July of 1981.

"All Hail to Massachusetts", words and music by Arthur Marsh, was designated by an act of the Legislature in July of 1981 (informally "official song" since September 1966.)

Massachusetts State Song:
"All Hail to Massachusetts"

"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!

Origin of Song: "All Hail to Massachusetts"

The Song, "All Hail to Massachusetts", words and music by Arthur J. Marsh, was adopted as the official song of the Commonwealth on September 3, 1966 and codified by an act of the General Court in 1981.

Massachusetts Law

General Laws of Massachusetts, Part 1, Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 19.

PART I. ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
TITLE I. JURISDICTION AND EMBLEMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, THE GENERAL COURT, STATUTES AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
CHAPTER 2. ARMS, GREAT SEAL AND OTHER EMBLEMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
SECTION 19

Section 19. Song of commonwealth. The song "All Hail to Massachusetts", words and music by Arthur J. Marsh, shall be the song of the commonwealth.

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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