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U N D E R C O V E R











                                                                                        U N D E R C O V E R



                                                                                                                                                       I’ve been to every state we have,

                                                                                                                                                          and I think I’m inclined to say
                                                                                                                                                             that Rhody stole my heart:

                                                                                                                                                           You can keep the forty-nine.




                                                                                                                                                          Herring gulls that dot the sky,
                                                                                                                                                        blue waves that paint the rocks,

                                                                                                                                                          water rich with Neptune’s life,
                                                                                                                                                           the boats that line the docks.

                                                                                                                                                          I see the lighthouse flickering
                                                                                                                                                                to help the sailors see.

                                                                                                                                                          There’s a place for everyone:
                                                                                                                                                               Rhode Island’s it for me.




                                                                                                                                                         Rhode Island, oh Rhode Island
                                                                                                                                                                surrounded by the sea.

                                                                                                                                                  Some people roam the earth for home;

                                                                                                                                                               Rhode Island’s it for me.




                                                                                                                                                       The skyline piercing Providence,
                                                                                                                                                         the State House dome so rare.

                                                                                                                                                       residents who speak their minds;

                                                                                                                                                                   no longer unaware!
                                                                                                                                         Roger Williams would be proud to see his colony,

                                                                                                                                                    so don’t sell short this precious port:




                                                                                                                                                        Rhode Island’s it for me!













                                                            2                                                                                                                      3              Official song of the state Rhode Island, U.S.
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