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Facts About Oklahoma

Okie From Muskogee

(Merle Haggard)

We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee
We don't take our trips on LSD
We don't burn our drafeet cards down on Main Street
We like livin' right and bein' free

I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
A place where even squares can have a ball
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse
And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all

We don't make a party out of lovin'
We like holdin' hands and pitchin' woo
We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do

(Repeat Chorus)
Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear
Beads and Roman sandals won't be seen
Football's still the roughest thing on campus
And the kids here still respect the college dean

(Repeat Chorus)
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

from Oklahoma Hills

(words and music by Woody and Jack Guthrie;
©renewed 1973 Michael H. Goldsen. Inc.)

Many a month has come and gone
Since I've wandered from my home
In those Oklahoma hills
Where I was born

Many a page of my life has turned
Many lessons I have learned
And I feel like in those hills
Where I belong

Way down yonder in the Indian nation
Ridin' my pony on the reservation
In the Oklahoma hills where I was born
Way down yonder in the Indian nation
A cowboy's life is my occupation
In the Oklahoma Hills where I was born

But as I sit here today
Many mile's I am away
From the place I rode my pony
Through the draw

Where the oak and black-jack trees
Kiss the playful prairie breeze
And I feel back in those hills
Where I belong. (Repeat Chorus)

from Oklahoma

(words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers)

Plenty of room to swing a rope!
Plenty of heart and plenty of hope.
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.

Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin' lazy circles in the sky.
We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.

Oklahoma, My Native Land

(words and music by Martha Kemm Barrett)

As I travel the roads of America,
such wonderful sights I can see.
But nothing compares to the place I love;
The perfect home for you and for me.

Yes, Oklahoma, my native land.
I am proud to say your future's looking grand.
Yes, Oklahoma, such history.
Ev'ry day you give a gift just for me.

I see a Scissortail Flycatcher cut through the clean air
as mistletoe kisses the branches ev'rywhere.
Redbuds open ev'ry single spring.

I hear a Pow Wow beat the rhythm of the old ways
as oil wells pump back mem'ries of the boom days.
Only Oklahoma has these things.

Yes, Oklahoma, my native land.
I am proud to say your future's looking grand.
Yes, Oklahoma, such history.
Ev'ry day you give a gift just for me.

Perfect home for you.
The perfect home for me.
It's only Oklahoma for me.

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Oklahoma State Flag
The Oklahoma state flag honors more than sixty groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue background is from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers in the Civil War. In the center is the battle shield of an Osage warrior--made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. The calumet (peace pipe) and olive branch, both symbols of peace, lie across the shield. Six white crosses are Native American signs for stars. They represent high ideals.

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Songs about Oklahoma

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