Beautiful Ohio


Composed by Robert A. “Bobo” King (Mary Earl)




Original lyrics by Ballard MacDonald

Adopted 1969



Long, long time ago

Someone I know

Had a little red canoe,

In it room for only two.

Love found its start

Then in my heart,

And like a flower grew.

Chorus:

Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream,

While above the Heavens in their glory gleam,

And the stars on high

Twinkle in the sky,

Seeming in a paradise of love divine,

Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine.

Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see

Visons of what used to be.


Altered lyrics by Wilbert B. McBride

Permission granted in 1989

I sailed away;

Wandered afar;

Crossed the mighty restless sea;

Looked for where I ought to be.

Cities so grand, mountains above,

Led to this land I love.

Chorus:

Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain

Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain.

Cities rising high, silhouette the sky.

Freedom is supreme in this majestic land;

Mighty factories seem to hum in tune, so grand.

Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view,

Land where my dreams all come true!



Listen to the music for Beautiful Ohio

Courtesy of HomewithGod


This image is a work of the United States Department of Transportation and is therefore in the Public Domain

Citation styles

APA style
Song of Ohio. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 00:58, February 24, 2019, from https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/
MLA style
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MHRA style
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The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Song of Ohio.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/ [accessed February 24, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Song of Ohio [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 02:56 UTC [cited 2019 Feb 24]. Available from: https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/.
Bluebook style
Song of Ohio, https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/ (last visited Feb. 24, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Song of Ohio. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 02:56 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/. Accessed February 24, 2019.

Citation styles

APA style
Song of Ohio. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 00:59, February 24, 2019, from https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/
MLA style
classbrain, “Song of Ohio.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 02:56 UTC. . 24 Feb 2019 <https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Song of Ohio', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 02:56 UTC, <https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/> [accessed 24 February 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Song of Ohio.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/ [accessed February 24, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Song of Ohio [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 02:56 UTC [cited 2019 Feb 24]. Available from: https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/.
Bluebook style
Song of Ohio, https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/ (last visited Feb. 24, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Song of Ohio. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 02:56 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/ohio_state_song/. Accessed February 24, 2019.