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Georgia on My Mind

Georgia State Song

Photo of Ray Charles in one of his classic poses at the piano.

Official State Song of Georgia

"Georgia On My Mind" by Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael was adopted as the official state song of Georgia in 1979 (replacing "Georgia" by Robert Loveman and Mrs. Lollie Belle Wylie). Georgia also adopted a state waltzAll State Songs


Melodies bring memories
That linger in my heart
Make me think of Georgia
Why did we ever part?
Some sweet day when blossoms fall
And all the world's a song
I'll go back to Georgia
'Cause that's where I belong.
Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.
Georgia, Georgia, a song of you
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight
through the pines.
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you.
Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.