Daily Archives: March 30, 2015

The New Virginia State Song: Sweet!

Virginia has been without an official state song since 1997. That’s the year “Carry Me Back To Ol’ Virginny” was retired after being the state song since 1940.

The “songless state of our state commonwealth” changed last Thursday when Governor Terry McAuliffe signed legislation naming “Sweet Virginia Breeze” as our new state song. It was written in 1978 by Steve Bassett and Robbin Thompson, two songwriters based in Richmond.

Click on the link below to hear our new official song. Here are the lyrics:

Sweet Virginia Breeze

Woke up this morning- the breeze blowin’ cross my face

And I just had to look up above and thank Somebody for this place
Because He must’ve been thinkin’ bout me
When He planted that very first dogwood tree
It’s where I want to be
Livin’ in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

Take me out to the country- it feels mighty good out there
When I get back to the city of the monuments
It doesn’t matter where I hang my hat it’s home to me
The Blue Ridge Mountains tend to set me free
It’s where I want to be
Livin’ in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

Wakes me up in the mornin’
Rocks me to sleep at night
I’ve got a red bird singin’ on my window sill
I know everything will be all right
Livin’ in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

Just sittin on my back porch
I’m just watchin’ the sun come up
Sweet sweet Virginia Breeze blowin’ ripples ‘cross my coffee cup
Because He must’ve been thinkin’ bout me when He planted that very first dogwood tree
cause when that breeze comes blowin’ through the trees
you know everything will be alright
Livin’ in a Sweet Virginia Breeze
Sweet Virginia Breeze

Congrats, guys. In my opinion, this was an excellent choice, and I think your song will do our Commonwealth proud.

~These Days Of Mine~

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