Beautiful Ohio

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Written by Ballard MacDonald
Special lyrics by Wilbert B. McBride

Play Beautiful Ohio
Chorus

Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream
While above the heavens in their glory gleam
And the stars on high twinkle in the sky
Seeming in a paradise of love divine
Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine
Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be.


Original chorus as written by Ballard MacDonald
 

I sailed away
Wandered afar
Crossed the mighty restless sea
Looked for where I ought to be
Cities so grand, mountains above
Led to this land I love.

Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain
Cities rising high, silhouette the sky
Freedom is supreme in this majestic land
Mighty factories seem to hum in tune, so grand
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view
Land where my dreams all come true!


Established as official state of Ohio song 133 v. H 457 on October 14, 1969; rewritten version adopted 143 v. S 33, effective November 6, 1989


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