A song written for the fourth grade opera

Rehearsal
Fourth-graders at Linwood Elementary School in St. Paul rehearse the opera they've written to honor Minnesota's 150th anniversary.
MPR Photo/Tom Weber

(Refrain)

North Star State

Gopher State

And the Land of 10,000 lakes:

Minnesota is our home.

(Verse 1)

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'Hail Minnesota' is our state song.

Milk is our state beverage.

Walleye is our state fish

And our state muffin is blueberry.

(Refrain, sung in a round)

North Star State

Gopher State

And the Land of 10,000 lakes:

Minnesota is our home.

(Verse 2)

The common loon is our state bird.

Norway Pine is our state tree

Monarch is our state insect,

But some think mosquitoes should be.

(Back to refrain)