Bill would update “Oregon, My Oregon” state song

By NW Spotlight,

House Concurrent Resolution 11 would change the State Song. The bill reads “Modifies lyrics to state song “Oregon, My Oregon” to reflect cultural, historical, economic and societal evolution of State of Oregon.”

The bill also states suggested language changes such as;

“so that “Land of the Empire Builders, Land of the Golden West; Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the Best” in the first verse is replaced with “Land of Majestic Mountains, Land of the Great Northwest; Forests and rolling rivers, Grandest and the best” and so that “Blest by the blood of martyrs” in the second verse is replaced with “Blessed by the love of freedom”; and be it further”