- State Song – Alabama
- State Song – Old Folks at Home – (Suwannee River)
- State Songs (six state songs, all copyrighted, explanation here)
- Other Songs
- State Song – Go, Mississippi
- State Song – The Old North State
- State Song – Carolina
- State Songs (Tennessee has several state songs, but I can’t find the oldest one (the one most likely to not still have a copyright) online.
- Other Songs
- State Songs – Our Great Virginia & Sweet Virginia Breeze (These are both contemporary songs / lyrics, and I am unsure whether there is a copyright on them or not.)
- Other Song
- State Song – The West Virginia Hills
Other Songs from the South
- Bonnie Blue Flag – (Confederate song)
- Homespun Dress
- On Top of Old Smoky
- Pick a Bale o’ Cotton
- Waiting for the Dinner Bell
- I got the most of the songs from internet research, and we all know how reliable that can be (not!). So, if you find anything that’s incorrect, let me know.
- Some songs were easy to find. Some were not. Some I had to notate myself after listening to recordings.
- Some states have more than one state song, and since they weren’t folk songs, I had to pay attention to copyright dates. (According to United States copyright law, the only copyrighted songs that are now “public domain” are those published before 1923.) However, even that wasn’t easy to figure out. I couldn’t find a copyright on some songs – and I found out that some songs’ composers waived the copyright (otherwise, every time someone sings the state song in a non-school or non-church setting, they must pay a royalty!).
- Most of the songs had tons of verses, so I just chose a couple in each case. If you need more verses, they are all findable on the internet.