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Pennsylvania State Song

"Pennsylvania"

Written and Composed by
Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner

Adopted on November 29, 1990.

The official state song of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was adopted by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Robert P. Casey on November 29, 1990. This song, "Pennsylvania," was written and composed by Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner and is the official song for all public purposes.

Pennsylvania State Song: "Pennsylvania"

"Pennsylvania"

Verse 1
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Mighty is your name,
Steeped in glory and tradition,
Object of acclaim.
Where brave men fought the foe of freedom,
Tyranny decried,
'Til the bell of independence
filled the countryside.

Chorus
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
May your future be,
filled with honor everlasting
as your history.

Verse 2
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Blessed by God's own hand,
Birthplace of a mighty nation,
Keystone of the land.
Where first our country's flag unfolded,
Freedom to proclaim,
May the voices of tomorrow
glorify your name.

Chorus
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
May your future be,
filled with honor everlasting
as your history.

Origin of Song: "Pennsylvania"

The official state song of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was adopted by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Robert P. Casey on November 29, 1990. This song, "Pennsylvania," was written and composed by Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner and is the official song for all public purposes.

Pennsylvania Law

Pennsylvania Statutes, Title 71, State Government. The words are included within the statute.

TITLE 71. STATE GOVERNMENT

§ 1010.4. Official State song. The song "Pennsylvania," lyrics and music by Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner, is hereby adopted as the State song of Pennsylvania and shall be the official song for all public purposes. The lyrics of the song are as follows:

"PENNSYLVANIA"

Verse 1
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Mighty is your name,
Steeped in glory and tradition
Object of acclaim.
Where brave men fought the foe of freedom,
Tyranny decried,
'Til the bell of independence
filled the countryside.

Chorus
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
May your future be,
filled with honor everlasting
as your history.

Verse 2
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Blessed by God's own hand,
Birthplace of a mighty nation,
Keystone of the land.
Where first our country's flag unfolded,
Freedom to proclaim,
May the voices of tomorrow
glorify your name.

Chorus
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
May your future be,
filled with honor everlasting
as your history.

1 (C) THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA SHALL NOT CHARGE ANYONE
2 FOR THE REPRODUCTION OR USE OF THE SONG.

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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