- New Hampshire State Song -

"Old New Hampshire"
  Written by Dr. John F. Holmes
  Composed by Maurice Hoffmann

With a skill that knows no measure,
From the golden store of Fate
God, in His great love and wisdom,
Made the rugged Granite State;
Made the lakes, the fields, the forests;
Made the Rivers and the rills;
Made the bubbling, crystal fountains
Of New Hampshire's Granite Hills.
Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State
Builded He New Hampshire glorious
From the borders to the sea;
And with matchless charm and splendor
Blessed her for eternity.
Here, the majesty of mountain;
Here, the grandeur of the lake;
Here, the truth as from the hillside
Whence her crystal waters break.
Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State.
 
In addition to the official state song above, New Hampshire has eight other honorary state songs.
 
They are:
"New Hampshire, My New Hampshire" by Walter P. Smith with words by Julius Richelson (1963)
"New Hampshire Hills" by Tom Powers with words by Paul Scott Mowrer (1973)
"Autumn in New Hampshire"  by Leo Austin (1977)
"New Hampshire's Granite State" by Anne B. Currier (1977)
"Oh, New Hampshire (You're My Home) by Brownie McIntosh (1977)
"The Old Man of the Mountain" by Paul Belanger (1977)
"The New Hampshire State March" by Rene Richards (1977)
"New Hampshire Naturally" by Rick and Ron Shaw (1983)
 
For more information about the history of the state song go to
     http://www.nh.gov/nhinfo/song.html
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Song thanks to http://www.50states.com/songs/newhamp.htm