Texas State Flower Song



Bluebonnet Sunset; photo by Joel Olives on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Flower Song of Texas

Texas adopted "Bluebonnets" by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett as the official state flower song in 1933 (House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 43rd Legislature); the bluebonnet is also the state flower (Texas designated "Texas, Our Texas" as the official state song in 1929). All State Songs


When the pastures are green in the springtime
And the birds are singing their sonnets,
You may look to the hills and the valleys
And they're covered with lovely Bluebonnets.
Blue is the emblem of loyalty,
They're as blue as the deep, deep sea,
Their smiling faces bring gladness,
For they bloom for you and for me.
Bluebonnets, so gorgeous and stately,
In your mantle of blue and of green,
In the spring when you're in your full glory,
You're the loveliest sight ever seen.
You're beautiful when you sway in the sunshine,
You look like waves of the sea,
Ah, Texas was wise in her choice of a flower,
So we offer our homage to thee.
Bluebonnets, blue lovely Bluebonnets,
More beautiful than all the rest.
Texas chose you for her flower,
And we love you best, Bluebonnets.