New Mexico Statutes Chapter 12. Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters § 12-3-5. State song; adoption

That the words and music of the song written by Elizabeth Garrett, entitled, “O, Fair New Mexico,” as follows:

      Under a sky of azure, where balmy breezes blow;

        Kissed by the golden sunshine, is Nuevo Mejico.

      Home of the Montezuma, with fiery heart aglow,

        State of the deeds historic, is Nuevo Mejico.

                   Chorus

      O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so

        Our hearts with pride o'erflow, no matter where we go,

      O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so,

        The grandest state to know, New Mexico.

                   Second Verse

      Rugged and high sierras, with deep canyons below;

        Dotted with fertile valleys, is Nuevo Mejico.

      Fields full of sweet alfalfa, richest perfumes bestow,

        State of apple blossoms, is Nuevo Mejico.

                   Chorus

                   Third Verse

      Days that are full of heart-dreams, nights when the moon hangs low;

        Beaming its benediction, o'er Nuevo Mejico.

      Land with its bright manana, coming through weal and woe;

        State of our esperanza, is Nuevo Mejico.

be and the same are hereby adopted and declared to be the state song for the state of New Mexico.


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