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Massachusetts Ode of the Commonwealth

"Ode to Massachusetts"

Words and Music by Joseph Falzone

Adopted on November 16, 2000.

On November 16, 2000 the words and music of "Ode to Massachusetts" by Joseph Falzone was approved as the official ode of the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Ode of the Commonwealth:
"Ode to Massachusetts"

Ode to the Commonwealth

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom
From the Freedom Trail in Boston
To the dome on Beacon Hill
To Framingham and Worcestor
And Springfield if you will
From Concord on to Lexingtion
No matter where you roam
There's a not so common Commonwealth
It's the place that I call home

You are the heart of New England
Old Ironsides and Bunker Hill
Where JFK once paved the way
To the day the world stood still
Your one by land and two by sea
Helped set our country free
You can't get better Massachusetts
You'll always be sweet home to me.
No, you can't get better Massachusetts
You'll always be sweet home to me.
Freedom, Freedom, Freedom

Origin of Ode: "Ode to the Commonwealth"

On November 16, 2000 the words and music of "Ode to Massachusetts" by Joseph Falzone was approved as the official ode of the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Law

The law designating the "Ode to Massachusetts'' by Joseph Falzone  as the official Massachusetts state ode of the commonwealth is found in the General Laws of Massachusetts, Part 1, Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 47

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 47

Section 47. Ode of the commonwealth The words and music of "Ode to Massachusetts'' by Joseph Falzone shall be the official ode of the commonwealth.
 

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