Official State Song of Montana

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Bitterroot Flower*


Music by Joseph E Howard, Lyrics by Chas. C Cohan

Published and Copywritten in 1910 by the Montana Children's Home Society, Helena, Montana.
Copyright assigned May 7, 1941 to Shodair Children's Hospital,
formerly the Montana Children's Home and Hospital, Inc.
Adopted as Official State Song by Governor Edwin L. Norris, 1910.

Adopted as the official song of the State of Montana by the 29th Legislative Assembly of Montana.
Approved by Governor Sam C. Ford, February 20, 1945.


  Tell me of that Treasure State,
Story always new,
Tell of its beauties grand
And its hearts so true.
Mountains of sunset fire
The land I love the best
Let me grasp the hand of one
From out the golden West.


  Montana, Montana,
Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast,
You're easily the best
Montana, Montana,
Where skies are always blue
Montana, I love you.

  VERSE 2:

  Each country has its flow'r;
Each one plays a part,
Each bloom brings a longing hope
To some lonely heart,
Bitterroot to me is dear
Growing in my land
Sing then that glorious air
The one I understand.



Western Meadowlark
Copyright 1941 Shodair Children's Hospital. All rights reserved.
Permission to reprint on the MTGenWeb Project site to provide
historical information was granted by Shodair Children's Hospital in April, 1998.
Reproduction in any form is forbidden without express permission of Shodair.

*Bitterroot Flower courtesy of Juelie's State Flower Garden of Gifs

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