This is the official state song of Illinois, U.S.


1. By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois,
O’er the prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois,
Comes an echo o’er the breeze.
Rustling through the leafy trees,
And its mellow tones are these, Illinois, Illinois,
And its mellow tones are these, Illinois.

2. Not without thy wondrous story, Illinois, Illinois,
Can be writ the nation’s glory, Illinois, Illinois,
On the record of thy years,
Abraham Lincoln’s name appears,
Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois, Illinois,
Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois.

Celebrating Illinois: 3rd, 4th, 5th grade program song ideas

Illinois Song
Plains of Illinois
When I First Came to This Land
Little Old Sod Shanty
Drill Ye Tarriers
Rock Island Line
Goin’ Down to Cairo


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