00 HOUSE BILL NO. 285
01 "An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 44.09.040 is amended to read:
04 Sec. 44.09.040. State song. The song "Alaska's Flag," with music composed
05 by Elinor Dusenbury and words by Marie Drake and Carol Beery Davis, is the
06 official song of the state. The words of the official song are as follows:
07 Alaska's Flag
08 Eight stars of gold on a field of blue -
09 Alaska's flag. May it mean to you
10 The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
11 The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
12 The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
13 The precious gold of the hills and streams;
14 The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
01 The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high,
02 The great North Star with its steady light,
03 Over land and sea a beacon bright.
04 Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear,
05 The simple flag of a last frontier.
07 A Native lad chose the Dipper's stars
08 For Alaska's flag that there be no bars
09 Among our cultures. Be it known
10 Through years the Natives' past has grown
11 To share life's treasures, hand in hand,
12 To keep Alaska our Great Land;
13 We love the northern, midnight sky,
14 The mountains, lakes, and streams nearby.
15 The great North Star with its steady light
16 Will guide all cultures, clear and bright,
17 With nature's flag to Alaskans dear,
18 The simple flag of the last frontier.