Carolina

Written by Henry Timrod

Music by Ann Custis Burgess

Adopted on February 11, 1911


According to Wikipedia,

The lyrics of one of the state songs of South Carolina, Carolina,  are based on a poem by Henry Timrod. This poem was edited by G.R. Goodwin and was set to music by Anne Curtis Burgess.  The adoption of the song was promoted by the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution.  The General Assembly of South Carolina adopted the resolution by Senator W.L. Mauldin on February 11, 1911.


Lyrics to Carolina

State Song of South Carolina 

 

Call on thy children of the hill,

Wake swamp and river, coast and rill.

Rouse all thy strength and all thy skill.

Carolina! Carolina!

Hold up the glories of thy dead;

Say how thy elder children bled,

And point to Eutaw’s battle-bed.

Carolina! Carolina!

Thy skirts indeed the foe may part,

Thy robe be pierced with sword and dart,

They shall not touch thy noble heart,

Carolina! Carolina!

Throw thy bold banner to the breeze!

Front with thy ranks the threatening seas

Like thine own proud armorial trees,

Carolina! Carolina!

Grit with such wills to do and bear.

Assured in right, and mailed in prayer.

Thou wilt not bow thee to despair.

Carolina! Carolina!

Listen to the music for Carolina

Courtesy of HomewithGod


 

South Carolina by Congaree/Flickr CC-2.0

South Carolina by Congaree/Flickr CC-2.0

 

South Carolina on My Mind

2nd State Song of South Carolina

Written by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge (native South Carolinans)

Adopted in 1984 as a second state song. According to the State Assembly bill, South Carolina on My Mind was responsible for such an increase in tourism that the Assembly felt it was appropriate to adopt a seond state song.  “Whereas, millions of these people have become favorably impressed with South Carolina as a direct result of their exposure to the song, and many of them now have “South Carolina on Their Mind” and are coming to our State as vacationers and potential future residents.”

 

Lyrics to South Carolina on My Mind

State Song of South Carolina 

 

At the foot hills of the Appalachian chain,

Down through the rivers, to the coastal plain,

There’s a place that I call home,

And I’ll never be alone,

Singin’ this Carolina love song

I’ve got South Carolina on my mind

Remembering all those sunshine Summertimes,

And the Autumns in the Smokies when the leaves turn to gold

Touches my heart and thrills my soul to have South Carolina on my mind,

With those clean snow-covered mountain Wintertimes

And the white sand of the beaches and those Carolina peaches,

I’ve got South Carolina on my mind.

I’m grown now with a family of my own

In a place that all my kids are callin’ home.

And I love this life I’m livin’,

And thank God for all He’s givin’,

But my heart sings a Carolina love song

I’ve got South Carolina on my mind

Remembering all those sunshine Summertimes,

And the Autumns in the Smokies when the leaves turn to gold

Touches my heart and thrills my soul to have South Carolina on my mind,

With those clean snow-covered mountain Wintertimes

And the white sand of the beaches and those Carolina peaches,

I’ve got South Carolina on my mind.

Citation styles

APA style
State Songs of South Carolina. (2014, April 11). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 11:01, February 23, 2020, from https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Songs of South Carolina.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 11 April 2014, 16:37 UTC. . 23 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Songs of South Carolina', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 11 April 2014, 16:37 UTC, <https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/> [accessed 23 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Songs of South Carolina.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/ [accessed February 23, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Songs of South Carolina [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 April 11, 16:37 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/.
Bluebook style
State Songs of South Carolina, https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/ (last visited Feb. 23, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, State Songs of South Carolina. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. April 11, 2014, 16:37 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/. Accessed February 23, 2020.

Citation styles

APA style
State Songs of South Carolina. (2014, April 11). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 11:02, February 23, 2020, from https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Songs of South Carolina.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 11 April 2014, 16:37 UTC. . 23 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Songs of South Carolina', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 11 April 2014, 16:37 UTC, <https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/> [accessed 23 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Songs of South Carolina.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/ [accessed February 23, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Songs of South Carolina [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 April 11, 16:37 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/.
Bluebook style
State Songs of South Carolina, https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/ (last visited Feb. 23, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, State Songs of South Carolina. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. April 11, 2014, 16:37 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/sc_state_songs/. Accessed February 23, 2020.