HB482 (2007) Detail

Adding the song "Live Free or Die" as an official state song.


CHAPTER 142

HB 482 – FINAL VERSION

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2007 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 482

AN ACT adding the song “Live Free or Die” as an official state song.

SPONSORS: Rep. D. Smith, Hills 22; Rep. Mooney, Hills 19; Rep. P. Allen, Ches 6; Rep. Price, Hills 26; Sen. Kenney, Dist 3

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill adds the song “Live Free or Die” to the list of official New Hampshire state songs.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/10/07 1426s

07-1042

08/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT adding the song “Live Free or Die” as an official state song.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

142:1 New Paragraph; State Song Added. Amend RSA 3:7 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

X. “Live Free or Die” with words and music by Barry Palmer.

142:2 “Live Free or Die;” Lyrics. The words to “Live Free or Die” by Barry Palmer are:

The old General answered the invitation/ From soldiers under his command./ I can't make the reunion boys,/ I hope you'll understand// I'm now into my 80s/ The ride is too much for me,/ But I'll be there in spirit boys/ You know I'll always be.// You fought with courage and valor/ As Americans always do,/ Though I'm not there,/ I'd like to share These few words with you// Live free or die, live free or die/ Fight the fight with every breath/ There are things worse than death/ Live free or die// The Revolution was finally over/ Many had passed away,/ But the note he sent his soldiers/ Still lives on today.// Live free or die, live free or die/ Fight the fight with every breath/ There are things worse than death/ Live free or die/ Live free or die.

142:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: June 18, 2007

Effective: June 18, 2007

Links

HB482 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB482 Revision: 10734 Date: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight

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