New Jersey - The Garden State Song

"The Garden State" was written for a program I did for the Camden Children's Garden where the theme was New Jersey and Blueberries. I gathered together many fun facts about New Jersey. I included as many of the state "identifiers" as I could. Can you guess them after listening to the song?

Many many people have told me "The Garden State" should be the New Jersey State Song!
What do you think?

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The Garden State
Chorus

 



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The Garden State
Lyrics

 

THE GARDEN STATE

© Copyright 2006 - Ken Galipeau/Story N Song Music

INTRO

Letís sing a song about New Jersey,
Libertyís torch, the immigrant gate
A place to know Ė a place to grow,
 A place we call it the garden state

VERSE 1

The Yellow Goldfinch and his mate,
make their nest in the Garden State
Horses on the farms, horses at the gate,
they work and race in the Garden State
The honey beeís job is to pollinate,
the beautiful plants of the Garden State.
So the violet flower can permeate
the fields and trails of the Garden State.

CHORUS

New Jersey thatís my home,
New Jersey love to roam
Sweet as a honey comb,
Shines like polished chrome
New Jersey
the Garden State,
the fields and farms fill my plate
New Jersey thatís my home

VERSE 2

Sea Food Lovers appreciate
the oysters and clams of the Garden State
If you love brook trout, grab some bait
you can catchemí in the waters of the Garden State
The Knobbed Whelk shell reverberates
with the sound of the shore at the Garden state.
Salt water Taffy makes me salivate
while strolling the boardwalks of the Garden State

<repeat chorus>

VERSE 3

Scientists & researchers innovate
new inventions in the Garden State
Thomas Edison worked to illuminate
the whole wide world in the Garden State.
Factories and mill they operate
to make us stuff in the Garden State
Campbell Soup who makes v-8
started with tomato in the Garden State

<repeat chorus>

BRIDGE

Statue of liberty, red oak tree, blueberries, tomatoes, cranberries
M&M, Band-Aids, created here, the shore, beaches, amusement piers
Lenni Lenape they lived all around, Washington slept in Morristown
Haddonfield hadrosaurus ate, Cretaceous vegetation in the Garden State

VERSE 4

Baseball started to captivate
in 1846 in the Garden State
Rutgers and Princeton made the first date
to play football in the Garden State
Elizabeth White did cultivate
and sell blueberries in the Garden State
The stadiums now reverberate
when Springsteen sings in the Garden State
All cars have a license plate
and most of them say the Garden State
And when I go thru the pearly gates
I hope itís just likeÖ the Garden State
(well it ainít that great).

<repeat chorus>
New Jersey the Garden State
Fields and Farms fill my plate
New Jersey thatís my home

 

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Fruit:________
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Ken Galipeau
37 Valley View Drive,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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