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Thread #921   Message #333598
Posted By: Mary in Kentucky
03-Nov-00 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States (R Charles
Subject: Lyr Add: FIFTY NIFTY UNITED STATES (Ray Charles)
I found these words. I also seem to remember Mitch Miller doing a special each week on an individual state, and they sang this song before the state's presentation.

What did Delaware? She wore a brand New Jersey...etc.

^^ FIFTY NIFTY UNITED STATES

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies
Fifty Nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautifully in the breeze
Each individual state contributes a quality that is great
Each individual state deserves a bow. We salute them now.

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout `em, scout `em, Tell all about `em,
one by one till we've given a day
to ev'ry state in the U.S.A.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut;
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana;
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan;
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada;
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio;
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas;
Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

(Repeat states again a little faster, then continue below)

North, South, East, West in our calm, objective opinion, Washington is the best of the

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout `em, scout `em, Tell all about `em,
one by one till we've given a day
to ev'ry state in the good old
U.--------S.---------A.----------!!