Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rhode Island's Anthem (2008) by Charlie Hall

Melody by Maria Day Hyde of North Kingstown -- Any interest in learning this for GAPP?

Rhode Island's It for Me --   Written by Charlie Hall
Music by Maria Day Hyde  --  Arranged by Kathryn Chester

I've been to every state we have,
and I think I'm inclined to say
that Rhody stole my heart:
You can keep the forty-nine.

Herring gulls that dot the sky,
blue waves that paint the rocks,
water rich with Neptune's life,
the boats that line the docks.
I see the lighthouse flickering
to help the sailors see.
There's a place for everyone:
Rhode Island's It for Me.

REFRAIN    Rhode Island, oh Rhode Island
                    surrounded by the sea.
                    Some people roam the earth for home;
                    Rhode Island's It for Me.

I love the fresh October days,
the buzz on College Hill,
art that moves an eye to tear,
a jewelers special skill.
Icicles refract the sun,
snow falling gracefully.
Some search for a place that's warm:
Rhode Island's It for Me!

The skyline piercing Providence,
the State House dome so rare.
residents who speak their minds;
no longer unaware!
Roger Williams would be proud
to see his colony,
so don't sell short this precious port:
Rhode Island's It for Me!


1 comment:

  1. Nice song - i have never heard this song before.