SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION designating the State Song of Delaware.

Whereas, It is desirable to foster love for our State; and Whereas, The verses "Our Delaware," written by George B. Hynson, are known and sung by the school children of the State and tend to inspire a love for our State; Therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: That the following verses be, and they are hereby designated as the official song of Delaware:


1. Oh the hills of dear New Castle,

And the smiling vales between,

When the corn is all in tassel,

And the meadow lands are green;

Where the cattle crop the clover,

And its breath is in the air,

While the sun is shining over

Our beloved Delaware.

CHORUS Oh, our Delaware, Our beloved Delaware,

For the sun is shining over our beloved Delaware;

Oh, our Delaware, our beloved Delaware,

Here's the loyal son that pledges, Faith to good old Delaware.

2. Where the wheat fields break and billow,

In the peaceful land of Kent;

Where the toiler seeks his pillow,

With the blessings of content;

Where the bloom that tints the peach,

Cheeks of merry maidens share,

And the woodland chorus preaches

A rejoicing Delaware.

CHORUS Dear old Sussex visions linger,

Of the holly and the pine,

Of Henlopen's jeweled finger

Flashing out across the brine,

Of the gardens and the hedges,

And the welcome waiting there,

For the loyal son that pledges

Faith to good old Delaware.


Approved April 7, A. D. 1925.