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State Song of Texas – Texas, Our Texas

The State Song of Texas was chosen May 23, 1929. “Texas, our Texas” was written by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. Our state anthem was one of many that had been entered into a competition and it took 4 years for the State legislature to make the decision!

“Texas, our Texas” has been performed at State Functions, Football Games and sung by many school children. The only change that has been made to the original lyrics of the song since it was written in 1924 was to one word. When Alaska got it’s statehood in 1959, it became the largest state. So, the word in the Texas State song – largest – was changed to boldest.

 

Texas, Our Texas

Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!
Texas, our Texas! So wonderful, so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding every test;
O empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

God bless you, Texas! And keep you brave and strong.
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

Texas, O Texas! Your freeborn single star.
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far.
Emblem of freedom! It sets our hearts aglow.
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.

God bless you, Texas! And keep you brave and strong.
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

Texas, dear Texas! From tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes! We come your children true.
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.

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Texas Culture

Top 20 Texas Songs

Here is a list of top 20 favorite Texas songs

1.  “Travelin Texas” – Shake Russell does an amazing job of describing Texas, the Lone Star State. I have been humming it today and it got me to thinking of songs about Texas.

2.  “Amarillo by Morning”

3. “Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas – lol, my MIL from Borger taught me that one a long time ago”

4. “I’m an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande”

5. “Streets of Laredo”

6. “El Paso City by the Rio Grande”

7. “Galveston”

8. “Luckenbach Texas”

9. “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)”

10. “Houston”

11. “Texas River Song”

12 “T for Texas” – Jimmy Rodgers

13. “All My Exes Live in Texas”

14. “Texas Honey” – Gene Kelton

15. “All Alone in Texas” – The Guzzlers

16. “I Saw Miles and Miles of Texas” – Asleep at the Wheel

17. “Half My Heart’s in Texas”

18. “New San Antonio Rose” – Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

19. “Texas Flood” – Stevie Ray Vaughan

20. “Dusty Skies” by Bob Wills

Did we miss anything?  Tell us your favorite Texas songs!