ask me why I love her? Well,
give me time, and I'll explain...Have you seen a Kansas sunset or an Arizona
rain?Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way?Have you watched the cold
fog drifting over San Francisco Bay?
Have you heard a Bobwhite calling in
the Carolina pines?Or heard the bellow of a diesel in the Appalachia mines?Does
the call of Niagara thrill you when you hear her waters roar?Do you look with
awe and wonder at a Massachusetts shore...Where men who braved a hard new world,
first stepped on Plymouth Rock?And do you think of them when you stroll along
a New York City dock ?
Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies...way
up high?Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright Nevada sky?Do
you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea...Or bow your head at Gettysburg...in
our struggle to be free?
Have you seen the mighty Tetons? ...Have you watched
an eagle soar?Have you seen the Mississippi roll along Missouri's shore?Have
you felt a chill at Michigan, when on a winters day,Her waters rage along the
shore in a thunderous display?Does the word "Aloha"... make you warm?Do you
stare in disbelief When you see the surf come roaring in at Waimea reef?
From Alaska's gold to the Everglades...from the Rio Grande to Maine...My heart
cries out... my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain.You ask me why I love
her?... I've a million reasons why.My beautiful America... beneath Gods' wide,