Iowa State Song
Written by S.H.M.
To the music of Oh Tannenbaum
You asked what
land I love the best, Iowa, tis Iowa.
The fairest State of all the west, Iowa, O! Iowa,
From yonder Misissippi's stream To where Missouri's waters gleam
O! fair it is as poet's dream, Iowa, in Iowa.
fields of tasseled corn, Iowa in Iowa.
Where ----- fills her golden horn, Iowa in Iowa.
See how her wonderous ------ shine. To yonder sunsetÕs purpling line.
Of happy land, Of land of mine, Iowa, O! Iowa.
And she has
made whose laughing eyes, Iowa, O! Iowa.
To him whose loves were Paradise. Iowa, O! Iowa
O! happiest fae that eÕer was known. Such eyes to shine for one alone.
To call such beauty all his own. Iowa, O! Iowa
Go read the
story of thy past. Iowa, O! Iowa
What glorious deeds, what fame thou hast! Iowa, O! Iowa
So long as timeÕs great cycle runs. Or nations weep their fallen ones
ThouÕll not forget thy patrial sons. Iowa, O! Iowa