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State Song on the Verge of Being Sent Down the River

March 13th, 2008 by flanews

Floridas theme music could change. For decades Suwannee River has been Floridas state song. At a Senate committee meeting this morning lawmakers approved legislation to change the song. The song is offensive to many Floridians because of racially charges lyrics. Lawmakers are pushing a bill that would change the state song to Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky.

I think the time that that song was adopted by resolution in 1935, is not the Florida we know today. I think that the Florida we see today is Where the Sawgrass meets the sky, said Anthony Hill, a State Senator from Jacksonville.

Governor Charlie Crist called the current song outdated and didnt play it at his inauguration

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