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GUEST,Pete Peterson Lyr Req: Country Roads (John Denver) alt. versions (37) RE: Req: Other Lyrics to John Denver's Country Roads 23 Aug 06


It's the summer 2004 issue of Goldenseal, and I was wrong; WV has THREE official state songs; West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home (written 1947, declared "official state song" in 1947), "The West Virginia Hills" (written 1885, declared an "official state song" in 1962, and "This Is My West Virginia (written and declared official in 1962). "To resolve the matter, all three songs were declared official and equal by House Concurrent Resolution #19, adopted by the Legislature on 2/28/63. (article by Richard Ramella, who discusses a number of other songs, going on to mention "Country Roads" and Hazel Dickens' "West Virginia My Home" which is how I got confused and thought the number to be five.


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