While not the official song of the state of Indiana, U.S, it is sung before each annual Indy 500 race and seems to be more widely used to represent the state than the state song is.
(Ballard MacDonald & James F. Hanley, 1917)
I have always been a wand’rer
Over land and sea
Yet a moonbeam on the water
Casts a spell o’er me
A vision fair I see
Again I seem to be
Back home again in Indiana,
And it seems that I can see
The gleaming candlelight, still shining bright,
Through the sycamores for me.
The new-mown hay sends all its fragrance
From the fields I used to roam.
When I dream about the moonlight on the Wabash,
Then I long for my Indiana home.
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