USA State Song: Oregon - 'Oregon, My Oregon'
"Oregon, My Oregon" is the state song of Oregon, United States. Written for a song contest in 1920, the 16-line, 2-verse song became the state's official song in 1927. In 1920, the Society of Oregon Composers held a competition to select a state song for Oregon. The winning entry, "Oregon, My Oregon," was a collaboration between John Andrew Buchanan, who wrote the lyrics, and Henry Bernard Murtagh, who composed the music. Buchanan was an amateur lyricist who was an Astoria city judge, while Mur