2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 3 - State Seal, Song and Symbols
Section 12-3-10 - State ballad.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-3-10 (2019)

The words and music of "Land of Enchantment - New Mexico", written by Michael Martin Murphy, Chick Raines and Don Cook, are declared to be the official state ballad. The words of the state ballad are as follows:

I met a lady in my drifting days

I quickly fell under the spell of her loving ways

A rose in the desert I loved her so

In the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

As we watched the sunset by the Rio Grande

A mission bell rang farewell she took my hand

She said "come back amigo no matter where you go"

To the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

From her arms I wandered, far across the sea

I often heard her gentle words haunting me

"Come back amigo, I miss you so"

To the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

So come back amigo no matter where you go

To the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico.

History: Laws 1989, ch. 120, ยง 1.

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