State Song Of Oregon

Oregon, My Oregon” Is The Official State Song Of Oregon. The song was adopted as the official Oregon State Song in 1927. The song was written by Henry B. Murtagh and the words by John A. Buchanan. The words Writer John A. Buchanan was an Astoria city judge and also he was an amateur poet. Buchanan and Henry Murtagh entered their composition in a contest. The contest was sponsored by the Society of Oregon Composers in 1920. Their song was won and published, and endorsed by the state superintendent of public instruction. The legislature then made it the National Song Of Oregon in 1927.


Lyrics to “Oregon, My Oregon”


Land of the Empire Builders,

Land of the Golden West;

Conquered and held by free men,

Fairest and the best.

Onward and upward ever,

Forward and on, and on;

Hail to thee, Land of Heroes,

My Oregon.


Land of the rose and sunshine,

Land of the summer’s breeze;

Laden with health and vigor,

Fresh from the Western seas.

Blest by the blood of martyrs,

Land of the setting sun;

Hail to thee, Land of Promise,

My Oregon.

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