New State Song For Florida?

posted March 9th, 2007 at 2:53 pm

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by Josh Martin

Lauren Ritchie of the Orlando Sentinel has written a commentary suggesting that Buffett is the perfect artist for a new Florida state song:

A movement is afoot in the Florida Legislature this year to change
the state song, “The Swanee River (Old Folks at Home),” written in
1851 by Pennsylvanian Stephen C. Foster.

Buffett is the only artist in America who captures us — or at least
what we want to be. His easygoing calypso rhythms infused with steel
drums and trumpet are the ticket to paradise. He throws in an
occasional country tune and mixes it all with sweet ballads.

Buffett sings one wistful ballad that would make a lovely
Florida state song. It’s called “I Have Found Me a Home.” Several
stanzas hearken back to what Florida was before the boom and the
tourists hit.

Read the entire article here.


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