by Marie Drake
Composed by Elinor Dusenbury
stars of gold on a field of blue -
Alaska's flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
Over land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.
and Music by Chuck Jones
The Biggest State: I
know you can relate
'Cause I'm livin' like a penguin inside a crate
Ice cube tears roll down my cheeks
'Cause I haven't seen the sun in sixteen weeks.
Alaska, like me, is big and white.
Got a six month day and a six month night
My sentences are written to time and tease
I've got rhymes leakin' like Exxon Valdez
How many fingers am I holding up? One! Two! Three!
To get to my kitchen I have to ski.
Prepared to die, So hungry am I
There's nothing in my fridge 'cept Eskimo Pie.
(So I'm) Frozen and desperate and lonely and scared
My Polish landlord was eaten by a bear
Now there's no one to ask to turn up the heat
I can't feel,I can't fee,I can't feel, my feet!
We got a lot of oil
but we don't have women.
Saw a moose so big you could fit a gym in.
Falling down all the time is starting to bruise me.
I'll trade you your face for your mom's jacuzzi
Alaska, My home. Alaska, My State
I'm livin' like a penguin inside a crate
DonŐt wanna bother ya; Don't wanna preach
but we got more ice than Nadia Coh Man Each
Hey pretty miss, do you come here often?
I'm hangin' out with my friend Judy Hoffman.