Mudcat Café message #2554050 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118230   Message #2554050
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Jan-09 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: New Jersey State Song
Subject: BS: New Jersey State Song
This problem must be resolved! How can a state function without a state insect, a state flower, a state dinosaur, a state mineral, and, especially, a state song? A song to inspire, to uplift, to make the bosom swell with pride?

From the Associate Press:

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey, the only state without an official song, is considering adopting four of them. Chances are, none of them is on your iPod.

After decades of bickering over which single tune best represents the Garden State, a lawmaker is seeking harmony by naming official songs in four different categories. They're all by New Jersey artists who aren't well known in the music world.

The state's anthem would be Patrick Finley's "New Jersey, My Home;" the pop song would be Mark and Ellen Winter's "Be Proud to Be in New Jersey;" the children's song would be "In New Jersey," which has lyrics inspired by a fourth-grade class; and the ballad would be Nelson Trout's "New Jersey, USA."