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"Beautiful Nebraska"

Words by Jim Fras and Guy G. Miller,
Music by Jim Fras

Adopted in June 21, 1967 ; April 16, 2008

"Beautiful Nebraska" became the state's official song on June 21, 1967. Legislative Bill No. 728 properly credited Jim Fras and Guy D. Miller with the words and Jim Fras with the music for "Beautiful Nebraska." LB728 was approved by the Legislature on April 15, 2008 and signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman on April 16, 2008

Nebraska State Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"

"Beautiful Nebraska"

Beautiful Nebraska, peaceful prairieland,
Laced with many rivers, and the hills of sand;
Dark green valleys cradled in the earth,
Rain and sunshine bring abundant birth.

Chorus:

Beautiful Nebraska, as you look around,
You will find a rainbow reaching to the ground;
All these wonders by the Master's hand;
Beautiful Nebraska land.


We are so proud of this state where we live,
There is no place that has so much to give.

Chorus

Origin of Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"

Nebraska legislators discussed the selection of a state song through several sessions, finally selecting tunes and lyrics in 1967. Tapped by the lawmakers was Beautiful Nebraska, composed by Jim Fras of Lincoln. Fras, a Russian refugee who came to Lincoln in 1952, is a professional entertainer and composer. The song became the state's official song on June 21, 1967.

"Beautiful Nebraska" became the state's official song on June 21, 1967. Legislative Bill No. 728 properly credited Jim Fras and Guy D. Miller with the words and Jim Fras with the music for "Beautiful Nebraska." LB728 was approved by the Legislature on April 15, 2008 and signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman on April 16, 2008

Nebraska Law

Nebraska Statutes, Chapter 90, Section 90-111.

CHAPTER 90. SPECIAL ACTS
SECTION 90-111.

90-111 State song; Beautiful Nebraska. The song Beautiful Nebraska with words and music by Jim Fras is hereby adopted as the Nebraska state song.

Source:
Laws 1967, c. 613, § 1, p. 2060; R.R.S.1943, § 84-728.

Ammended Statute 2008

CHAPTER 90. SPECIAL ACTS
SECTION 90-111.

90-111 State song; Beautiful Nebraska. The song Beautiful Nebraska with words by Jim Fras and Guy G. Miller and music by Jim Fras is hereby adopted as the Nebraska state song.

Source:
Laws 1967, c. 613, § 1, p. 2060;
R.R.S.1943, § 84-728;
Laws 2008, LB728, § 1.
Effective Date: July 18, 2008




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