HOUSE BILL NO. 209
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, PART I, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE SONG.
WHEREAS, in accordance with House Joint Resolution No. 5 of the 120th General Assembly, the Governor was authorized to appoint "a committee of responsible and knowledgeable citizens" to conduct a competition for the purpose of selecting a fourth verse to the State Song; and
WHEREAS, the State Song originally had only three verses, one for each county, and it was the opinion of the Committee that the fourth verse should apply to the State as a whole; and
WHEREAS, a verse written by Donn Devine was selected by the Committee for use with the State song on a trial basis, and has proven satisfactory and popular for over fifteen years.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend 6303, Chapter 3, Part I, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:
"6303. State Song
The official State Song shad consist of the poem Our Delaware containing three verses, each verse in honor of a county of this State, written by George B. Hynson; a fourth verse in praise of the State and pledging the loyalties of its citizens, written by Donn Devine; and a musical score composed specifically for the State Song by Will M. S. Brown."
Section 2. The song Our Delaware, as shown on a sheet attached to this Act, shall be printed in the Laws of Delaware with this Act and shall be the official form and model for the words and music of the State Song.
Approved May 17, 1977