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"Here we Have Idaho"

Idaho State Song

The Lochsa River, designated as a National Wild and Scenic River, flows through the Clearwater National Forest; photo by U.S. Forest Service Northern Region on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Song of Idaho

Idaho designated "Here we Have Idaho" (sometimes called "Our Idaho") as the official state song in 1931; verses by Albert J.Tompkins, chorus by McKinley Helm, music by Sallie Hume-Douglas. All State Songs

"Here we Have Idaho" Lyrics

You’ve heard of the wonders our land does possess,
Its beautiful valleys and hills.
The majestic forests where nature abounds,
We love every nook and rill
And here we have Idaho,
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
And romance lies in her name.
Singing, we’re singing of you,
Ah, proudly too. All our lives thru,
We’ll go singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.
There’s truly one state in this great land of ours,
Where ideals can be realized.
The pioneers made it so for you and me,
A legacy we’ll always prize.