O Fair New Mexico (New Mexico State Song)

"O Fair New Mexico," the state song of New Mexico was officially selected in 1917. It was adopted as the state song by an act of the New Mexico legislature, approved on March 14, 1917, as signed by Governor Washington E. Lindsey. The author, Elizabeth Garrett, was the daughter of former Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett, the man who killed Billy the Kid. (See Wikipedia Article on the Song)


O Fair New Mexico (New Mexico State Song)
Creator: Elizabeth Garrett
Performer: Roberto Mondragon
Subject: Songs, Spanish--New Mexico
Description: O Fair New Mexico is the State song of New Mexico
Date: 1917
Permission: Used with the permission of Roberto Mondragon
Language: English
Link: Click here to listen to the song

Lyrics:

Under a sky of azure, where balmy breezes blow,
Kissed by the golden sunshine, is Nuevo México.
Home of the Montezuma, with fiery hearts aglow,
State of the deeds historic, is Nuevo México.

O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so
Our hearts with pride o'erflow, no matter where we go,
O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know, New Mexico.

Rugged and high sierras, with deep canyons below;
Dotted with fertile valleys, is Nuevo México.
Fields full of sweet alfalfa, richest perfumes bestow,
State of apple blossoms, is Nuevo México.

O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so
Our hearts with pride o'erflow, no matter where we go,
O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know, New Mexico.

Days that are full of heart-dreams, nights when the moon hangs low;
Beaming its benediction, o'er Nuevo México.
Land with its bright manana, coming through weal and woe;
State of our esperanza, is Nuevo México.

O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so
Our hearts with pride o'erflow, no matter where we go,
O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know, New Mexico.