Arizona Song – Composed by Maurice Blumenthal Authorized in 1919

The song “Arizona” is the official Arizona song.

Two state songs have been adopted by Arizona. The Arizona March Song was the state’s first official song, authorized in 1919.

Margaret Rowe Clifford, an Arizona pioneer, wrote this song in 1915, and Maurice Blumenthal arranged the music for it.

The second official song of Arizona is a ballad named “Arizona” or “I Love You Arizona,” which was chosen in 1982.

Rex Allen Jr., a country singer, actor, composer, and movie narrator wrote the lyrics and composed the music for this song.

“The Arizona Song,” the state’s first song, is made up of four verses and a chorus.

The brilliant sunshine filling the vast and magnificent desert, the cool, river-filled valleys, and the spectacular mountain ranges that seem to erupt from nothing are all described in this song.

The chorus encourages Arizona residents to be grateful for all of their state’s resources.

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“Arizona” is Arizona’s second state song. Because these phrases are repeated throughout the song, it has become known as “I Love You Arizona.” The song “Arizona,” like “The Arizona March Song,” is on the state’s splendor.

The Official Arizona Song/Anthem

Written by Margaret Rowe Clifford
Composed by Maurice Blumenthal

Come to this land of sunshine
To this land where life is young.
Where the wide, wide world is waiting,
The songs that will now be sung.
Where the golden sun is flaming
Into warm, white shining day,
And the sons of men are blazing
Their priceless right of way.


Come stand beside the rivers
Within our valley broad.
Stand here with heads uncovered,
In the presence of our God!
While all around, about us
The brave, unconquered band,
As guardians and landmarks
The giant mountains stand.


Not alone for gold and silver
Is Arizona great.
But with graves of heroes sleeping,
All the land is consecrate!
O, come and live beside us
However far ye roam
Come and help us build up temples
And name those temples “home.”


Sing the song that’s in your hearts
Sing of the great Southwest,
Thank God, for Arizona
In splendid sunshine dressed.
For thy beauty and thy grandeur,
For thy regal robes so sheen
We hail thee Arizona
Our Goddess and our queen.

Listen to Arizona anthem with Lyrics

At key state events such as inaugurations, state fairs, and athletic events, state songs are typically performed.

The majority of state songs extol the state’s natural physical beauty or the founders’ strength and courage.

A state song, regardless of its content, is intended to instill pride in residents and even to bind them to the state.

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