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Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States (R Charles

03 Mar 97 - 12:29 AM (#2736)
Subject: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: g golgart

A friend that is 5th grade teacher would like this song.

I offered "Delaware" but she says "while it is cute it does not cover all the states." She sang it as a child 15 years ago to memorize all the states.


29 Mar 97 - 12:35 PM (#3646)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: Sharon Goldstein

Try anything connected to Disney. "Fifty Nifty" was sung on the "Mickey Mouse Club" lo these many moons ago. And it's a lot more than 15 years for that one, alas. Good luck!


14 Apr 97 - 11:59 PM (#4631)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: janetkar@aol.com

I learned this song in 5th grade and still remember it -
It's the only reason I know all the states in alphabetical order!

Fifty nifty united states from the thirteen original colonies
Fifty nifty stars in the flag that billow so beautifully in the breeze
Each individual state contributes a quality that is great
Each individual state deserves a bow. Let's salute them now...

Fifty nifty united states from the thirteen original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, tell all about 'em
One by one till you've given a name to every state in the USA...

Alabama,...Wyoming

North, South, East, West
In our cool, considered, objective, unprejudiced opinion,
New Jersey is the best

Of the fifty nifty United States from the thirteen original colonies
Then the first verse repeats - I don't remember exactly how it ends)

If you want to email me, I'll send you a tape of the tune.


15 Apr 97 - 01:58 AM (#4636)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: Bill

Howdy,

The music teacher at the school where I taught fifth grade used this song each year with my students. There were slight differences in the words, but they're close enough for me. I don't know that I ever saw the sheet music, but my understanding was that the song came from the writing of Ray Charles (which may or may not be true).

Allinkausay, Bill


17 Apr 97 - 12:19 AM (#4063)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: g golgart

Thank you, friends have been scanning old MM Club videos and tapes. Several have heard of it but none have the tune, the words are basic, ie. the states in alphbetical order.


18 Apr 97 - 08:02 AM (#4083)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: gharonson@aol.com

Fifty Nifty United States from the 13 Original Colonies Fifty Nifty stars on the flag ...

My wife knows the words and tune; we typed the whole thing out and couldn't get it to post for some reason. Send E-mail to me at the address above and we'll get you words and figure out a way to get you the tune


19 Oct 00 - 03:16 PM (#322704)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,Lilly Teng

Please post the lyrics of the song "Fifty Nifty United States". Thanks


19 Oct 00 - 03:23 PM (#322709)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: MMario

Lilly - look up a couple of messages and you will see the lyrics of the song, though they did leave out the actual list of state names, which can be found just about anywhere.

see the post from janetkar@aol.com


19 Oct 00 - 04:26 PM (#322787)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,Tracey Dragonsfriend

If you look in the Forum search, for the title or for a state (I tried Delaware), you'll find several old threads, which seem to show the lyrics in full.


19 Oct 00 - 04:39 PM (#322800)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: Jim Dixon

While researching this question, I ran across this idiotic web site. Just goes to show some people have too much time on their hands. If you look at it, don't say I didn't warn you.


19 Oct 00 - 04:48 PM (#322806)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: Jim Dixon

Despite what has been said above, this is the best I can find in any Mudcat thread, and it doesn't seem to be complete.


01 Nov 00 - 09:38 AM (#331848)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,Lilly Teng

Does any one know a tape or a CD that this song was recorded on? Who's the singer and what is the record label?

Some of the lyrics that Janet wrote on her message do not go with the tune in my head, particularly

one by one till you've given a name to every state in the USA...

There are just too many words for the melody.


01 Nov 00 - 10:18 PM (#332452)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: bet

I have 2 diferent songs that I use alternatively with my 4th graders. They both have recordings. They are at school but will post when I get to work tomorrow about 7 a.m. MENC did one last year for the Worlds Largest Concert that was really great. I'll work on this tomorrow. bet


02 Nov 00 - 12:26 PM (#332834)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,bbc at work

I'm interested in the info, too, bet. My 5th graders all have reports on the states & it would be fun for them to hear. Thanks ahead!

bbc


02 Nov 00 - 09:18 PM (#333187)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: katlaughing

HI everyone. I just talked to my sister, bet, and she asked me to let you all know, she will get the info tomorrow. She forgot to do it today; there's been a lot going on at her house and school lately.

Thanks,

kat


03 Nov 00 - 09:38 AM (#333477)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: bet

Thanks Kat, What I have here at school is not the fifty nifty states. I have: Rap of States - Plank Road Publishing Fifty States in Rhyme - Singspiration (ASCAP)< of Zondervan Corp. This one is my favorite.

I you need more info please send me a personnel message.bet


03 Nov 00 - 11:41 AM (#333598)
Subject: Lyr Add: FIFTY NIFTY UNITED STATES (Ray Charles)
From: Mary in Kentucky

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.----------!!


09 Jan 01 - 01:48 PM (#371550)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,Confused

Does the tune for "One by One 'til you've given a name to" match the tune that goes with "Shout them Scout them tell all about them"? I always thought the melody that follows "Shout them ....all about them" was the melody that goes with "every state in the U.S.A"


08 Mar 04 - 02:51 PM (#1131650)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,R. Leazenby

The Song "Fifty Nifty U.S." is by Ray Charles ( not the pop artist of Georgia fame but the Arranger and conductor of the Ray Charles singers popular in the 50's and 60's.). Copyright is 1961. Published by Shawnee Press, octavo # E-56. The piece was orignally written as a piece to celebrate each state in the union of the course of one year by the Disney Corp. Each week the show would open with the first half of the song, then at the moment in the piece when the singers sang "Let's salute them now!", the film would begin telling about the state. At the end the show would continue to the end of the song for the finish. At least that is how I remember it from when I was little. I now teach this tune to all of my fifth graders for the last 18 years. Hope this helps.


19 Jul 04 - 11:16 PM (#1229540)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: GUEST,kaz

Many people eluded to having the tune to "Fifty Nifty United States",
I have a cousin who cannot always attend school due to medical neccesity, but is desperate to find the musical rendition of this one song. The most recent entry came from:

8 Mar 04 - 02:51 PM (#1131650)
Subject: RE: Fifty Nifty United States -words & tune
From: GUEST,R. Leazenby

If there is any way that you see this, please email me:

k4k4@earthlink.net
k4k4@earthlink.net


09 Aug 04 - 12:36 PM (#1243294)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: GUEST,GUEST, cindy

I, too, am looking for the tune to 50 nifty. I have an old, warped tape of a copy of a copy. I'm willing to pay for an actual recording!
I've looked on amazon and ebay with no luck. Anyone?
cindytrunzo@cox.net


09 Aug 04 - 12:44 PM (#1243303)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: GUEST,Guest, cindy

I just found the accompaniment CD on sheetmusic.com!


09 Aug 04 - 12:46 PM (#1243308)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: GUEST,cindy

ooops! sheetmusicplus.com


19 May 08 - 04:53 PM (#2344612)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: GUEST,Guilty Girl

the 50th state has been discovered in the 1980s


19 May 08 - 11:32 PM (#2344857)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: KT

If anyone is still seriously interested in hearing the melody of this song, Pm me your telephone number and I'll sing it to you!


16 Dec 08 - 10:14 PM (#2517416)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States
From: Amos

KT:

Make an MP3 of it and post it somewhere!! :D


A


26 Jan 13 - 03:09 AM (#3471537)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States (R Charles
From: GUEST

I am looking for Fifty Nifty United States music sheet for my kid. The piano teacher assistent will play the piano and my kid will sing the song. Anyone has any ideal to buy or to get a free copy? If I can get a digital copy that would be best.

Hwee


26 Jan 13 - 07:43 AM (#3471615)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Fifty Nifty United States (R Charles
From: Jim Dixon

You might be able to find the sheet music in a library near you. See these search results at WorldCat.org. Click a title, then, in the appropriate place, enter your zip code. Your best chance might be with one of the song books listed at the bottom.

It's also possible that your local library system, or the nearby college libraries, aren't included in the WorldCat database.

There are also the usual commercial vendors of sheet music such as SheetMusicPlus.com.