Texas, Our Texas

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William J. Marsh

William Marsh (arr. Rhodes and Bierschenk)


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General Info

Year: 1924 /
Duration: c. 1:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $5.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


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Program Notes

Texas, Our Texas is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh, who was born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Texas as a young man, and Gladys Yoakum Wright, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and selected as the state song by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929 following a statewide competition. Older songs, such as The Yellow Rose of Texas and Dixie, were also considered but ultimately it was decided a new song should be composed. At times, there have been movements to replace Texas, Our Texas with the better known The Eyes of Texas.

This song was sung in group by elementary students in Texas at the beginning of their school classes during the 1950s. As of the 1980s, this song was still sung before classes in some schools, along with the pledge to the American and Texas flags.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


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