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Old North State


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When we are young
we dream of the further
when we are old
we look to the past
Clara
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North Carolina is my home
It is a beautiful Tar Heel State
And the place where I belong.
~Q~
Come look at these lofty mountains
Or walk among the tall pine trees
The beauty of God's creation
Will bring the strong to their knees.
~Q~
walk bare foot in the
cool mountain streams
drink the fresh spring water
from nature made fountains.
Sit in the quite and listen
To the wind and the trees
Sing songs to the mountains.
~Q~
The spirit of long ago people
Still walk the long ago trails.
And hidden among the trees.
A rose bush that tells of a home
where memories still dwell
Beautiful North Carolina
the Old North State.
~Q~
Poem By
Clara Strickland Brinkley
Clara's Poems
copyrightę2008
 

THE SONG OF
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA
THE OLD NORTH STATE
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North Carolina Song
Carolina! Carolina! Heaven's blessings attend her!
While we live we will cherish, protect and defend her;
Tho' the scorner may sneer at and witlings defame her,
Still our hearts swell with gladness whenever we name her.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State Forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
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Tho' she envies not others, their merited glory,
Say whose name stands the foremost, in Liberty's story,
Tho' too true to herself e'er to crouch to oppression,
Who can yield to just rule a more loyal submission?
Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
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Plain and artless her sons, but whose doors open faster
At the knock of a stranger, or the tale of disaster.
How like the rudeness of the dear native mountains.
With rich ore in their bosoms and life in their fountains.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
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And her daughters, the Queen or the forest resembling
So graceful, so constant, yet the gentlest breath trembling.
And true light wood at heart, let the match be applied them,
How they kindle and flame! Oh! none know but who've tried them.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
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Then let all those who love us, love the land that we live in,
As happy a region as on this side of heaven,
Where plenty and peace, love and joy smile before us,
Raise aloud, raise together the heart thrilling chorus.
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Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
The Old North State Forever


























































































































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