ASSEMBLY, No. 416

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2014 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  ANTHONY M. BUCCO

District 25 (Morris and Somerset)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Designates “Sweet, Sweet New Jersey” as State song.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel

  


An Act designating “Sweet, Sweet New Jersey” as the State song and supplementing chapter 9A of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The State song shall be the words and the music of the song entitled “Sweet, Sweet New Jersey,” composed by Kathryn Donovan, Nadia Cameron, Meghan Lance, Olivia Duong and arranged by David Hanslowe.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill designates “Sweet, Sweet New Jersey,” composed by Kathryn Donovan, Nadia Cameron, Meghan Lance, Olivia Duong and arranged by David Hanslowe, as the State song.  “Sweet, Sweet New Jersey” is based on the music of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

     The lyrics of “Sweet, Sweet New Jersey” are as follows:

 

Sweet, Sweet New Jersey,

How you amaze me,

With Garden State scenery,

I can’t believe my eyes.

 

CHORUS:

Sweet, Sweet New Jersey,

How you inspire me,

With your amazing nature,

Sweet New Jersey.

 

Goldfinches chirp their sound,

Violets grow all around,

Honeybees make honey,

In red oak trees.

 

CHORUS

 

Blueberries grow so sweet,

They are my favorite treat,

Beautiful knobbed whelk is found near the brook trout.


CHORUS

 

Liberty and prosperity,

How they inspire me to believe,

Sweet, Sweet New Jersey,

How you inspire me,

With your amazing beauty,

You are my state.