State Song Of South Carolina

State Song Of South Carolina

“Carolina” Is The Oficial State Song Of South Carolina. South Carolina designated “Carolina” as the official South Carolina State Song in 1911. The song, “Carolina”, words by poet Henry Timrod (1829-1867) and music by Anne Custis Burgess (1874-1910). The National Song Of South Carolina was promoted by the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution.




Call on thy children of the hill,

Wake swamp and river, coast and rill,

Rouse all thy strength and all thy skill,

Carolina! Carolina!


Hold up the glories of thy dead;

Say how thy elder children bled,

And point to Eutaw’s battle-bed,

Carolina! Carolina!


Thy skirts indeed the foe may part,

Thy robe be pierced with sword and dart,

They shall not touch thy noble heart,

Carolina! Carolina!


Throw thy bold banner to the breeze!

Front with thy ranks the threatening seas

Like thine own proud armorial trees,

Carolina! Carolina!


Girt with such wills to do and bear,

Assured in right, and mailed in prayer,

Thou wilt not bow thee to despair,

Carolina! Carolina!

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