"Illinois" is the official state song of the U.S. state of Illinois. Written by Charles H. Chamberlain (1841–1894, also spelled Chamberlin) and composed by Archibald Johnston (died 1887), "Illinois" became the state song by an act of the 54th Illinois General Assembly (1925).
By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois, O'er thy prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois, Comes an echo on the breeze. Rustling through the leafy trees, and its mellow tones are these, Illinois, Illinois, And its mellow tones are these, Illinois. From a wilderness of prairies, Illinois, Illinois, Straight thy way and never varies, ...
Jan 31, 1997 ... Rather, it's the official state song known as "Illinois," a somber old tune which, despite its bland lyrics, has known its share of controversy over the years. Early feminists thought it ought to contain some reference to the women of Illinois, not just the men. And in the 1960s, an obscure state lawmaker named ...
Dec 15, 2016 ... The history of Illinois' official state song is old and varied, with the somber tune struggling to remain relevant in modern times.
Mar 20, 2010 ... Considering what a raunchy state that we have become, we should take a moment and listen to this song. I couldn't recite the lyrics or hum the melody because I didn't know that Illinois had a state song. I discovered this on the way to looking up something else. Here are several versions: ...
With the cooperation of the arranger, Richard Hayman, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Library a full orchestral score and extracted parts for By thy waters gently flowing, the official Illinois State Song, are available from the ICO.
Illinois's official and unofficial symbols including the state animal, bird, fish, flag, flower, gem, mammal, motto, nickname, coat of arms, song, seal, tree - by worldatlas.com.
Sep 24, 2016 ... "Illinois" is the official state song of the U.S. state of Illinois. Written by Charles H. Chamberlain (1841–1894, also spelled Chamberlin) and composed by Archibald Johnston (died 1887), "Illinois" became the state song by an act of the 54th Illinois General Assembly (1925).