STATE ENTHEM OF ALABAMA

The song “Alabama” is the official state song for the State of Alabama. The origin of the song brought from the poem “Alabama” written by a distinguished educator and humanitarian Julia Strudwick Tutwiler. It was composition by the great organist, and choirmaster Mrs. Edna Gockel Gussen from Birmingham, Alabama. The song “Alabama” was adopted by Alabama House Joint Resolution 74 , Act no. 128, adopted the music and words as the state song of Alabama on March 3, 1931 with the great efforts of the State Federation of Music Clubs. The bill was brought in the hose by the Hon. Tyler Goodwyn, Montgomery, which was duly signed into law by Governor B.M. Miller.

“Alabama”

Alabama, Alabama, We will aye be true to thee,
From thy Southern shores where groweth,
By the sea thy orange tree.
To thy Northern vale where floweth,
Deep blue the Tennessee,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

Broad thy stream whose name thou bearest;
Grand thy Big bee rolls along;
Fair thy Coosa-Tallapoosa
Bold thy Warrior, dark and strong,
Goodlier than the land that Moses
Climbed lone Nebo’s Mount to see,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

From thy prairies broad and fertile,
Where thy snow-white cotton shines,
To the hills where coal and iron
Hide in thy exhausted mines,
Strong -armed miners -sturdy farmers;
Loyal hearts what’re we be,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

From thy quarries where the marble
White as that of Paros gleams
Waiting till thy sculptor’s chisel,
Wake to life thy poet’s dreams;
Fear not only wealth of nature,
Wealth of mind has no fee,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

Where the perfumed south-wind whispers,
Thy magnolia groves among,
Softer than a mother’s kisses,
Sweeter than a mother’s song,
Where the golden jasmine trailing,
Woos the treasure-laden bee,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

Brave and pure thy men and women,
Better this than corn and wine
Make us worthy, God in Heaven
Of this goodly land of Thine.
Hearts as open as thy doorways.
Liberal hands and spirits free.
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

Little, little can I give thee,
Alabama, mother mine.
But that little – hand, brain, spirit.
All I have and am are thine.
Take O take, the gift and giver.
Take and serve thyself with me.
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!

 

Julia Strudwick Tutwiler got inspiration for writing the poem Alabama after she returned to her native state from Germany. She had been studying on new educational schemes for girls and women. She brings to mind which in Germany patriotism that kept ablaze by feisty songs. She thought that if she can give a new patriotic song to her own people, it would be helpful toward restoring the spirits as German patriotism and she wrote a fatherland song and called it Alabama.

In above all, the legislature of Alabama justifiably designated the song “Alabama” as the official state song of Alabama.

 Ref:

http://www.ereferencedesk.com/

https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama

Q.1.What is the state anthem of Alabama?

Ans: “Alabama”

 

Q.2. When the song “Alabama” was adapted as the state anthem of Alabama?

Ans: On March 3, 1931.

 

  1. 3.How the song “Alabama” was selected as state anthem of Alabama?

Ans:  By the State Federation of Music Clubs and through their efforts, brought from the poem “Alabama” of Julia Strudwick Tutwiler

 

  1. 4.Who wrote the song “Alabama”?

Ans: Distinguished educator and humanitarian Julia Strudwick Tutwiler.

 

Q.5.Who is the composer of the Alabama’s state anthem?

Ans: Great organist, and choirmaster Mrs. Edna Gockel Gussen from Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Q.6. How many lines contains the poem Alabama?

Ans: 48 lines.

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