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Song forced upon innocent grade schoolers. Can be useful later in life when someone asks how many states begin with the letter 'M'. If and when I figure out that E2 song melody-in-a-node notation thingy, I'll drop that in here, too. Until then, use your imagination if you're not already familiar with the song. Sorry for the U.S.-centricism...

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;
Fifty nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautif'ly 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 (eye-oh-waayyy), 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 (ohhhh-hiiiiiigh-o);
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas;
Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (whhhhyyyyyyyy-oooohhhh-ming)

North, south, east, west, in our calm, objective opinion,
(insert name of home state here) 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. (aaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy)

Song and Lyrics by: Ray Charles

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