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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 19, 2018 12:33 PM
From: Representative William C. Kortz, II
To: All House members
Subject: Designating the Poem “Pennsylvania” by Rich Saporito as the State Poem of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 
The great state of Pennsylvania encompasses a plethora of natural beauty from rolling hills and towering mountains to crystal-clear lakes and sparkling rivers. The true beauty, however, is found in the people of Pennsylvania from hard-working farmers in their fields to the loving families engaged in their communities.

It is extremely important to celebrate the outstanding nature and culture of Pennsylvania as well as to encourage and support local art. For this reason, I plan to introduce legislation designating the poem “Pennsylvania,” written by my constituent Mr. Rich Saporito, as the official state poem of the Commonwealth.

Please join me in celebrating Pennsylvania by co-sponsoring this legislation.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is home to me, it's where I've always been,
It's where I always want to be, right next to my kin.
Rolling hills and mountains, that reach up in the sky,
Crystal lakes and fountains, I'll never say goodbye.
To Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, you're the land for me.
In Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, is where I wanna be.
Steel mills and coal mines, surround the cities and towns,
Farm lands and rail lines, and valleys so far down.
From Mason Dixon to Bradford, and Pittsburgh to Philly,
Rows of corn and cattle herds, as far as you can see.
Oh Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, you're the land for me.
In Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, is where I wanna be.
Ruffed grouse picks all around, under the Hemlock tree,
And Mountain Laurel if abounds, for everyone to see.
The Great Dane dog rises up, at least four foot high,
The Amish win a ribbon prize, for their shoo fly pie.
Oh Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, you're the land for me.
In Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, is where I wanna be.
Fireflies light up the night, and crickets sing their song,
Birds chirp in the morning light, as white tails run along.
Trout are swimming up the creek, and salmon make their run,
Cruises and fairs throughout the week, we're gonna have some fun.
In Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, you're the land for me.
In Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, is where I wanna be.




Introduced as HB2536