2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 3 - State Seal, Song and Symbols
Section 12-3-5 - [State song; adoption.]

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-3-5 (2019)

That the words and music of the song written by Elizabeth Garrett, entitled, "O, Fair New Mexico," as follows:

Under a sky of azure, where balmy breezes blow;

Kissed by the golden sunshine, is Nuevo Mejico.

Home of the Montezuma, with fiery heart aglow,

State of the deeds historic, is Nuevo Mejico.


O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so

Our hearts with pride o'erflow, no matter where we go,

O, fair New Mexico, we love, we love you so,

The grandest state to know, New Mexico.

Second Verse

Rugged and high sierras, with deep canyons below;

Dotted with fertile valleys, is Nuevo Mejico.

Fields full of sweet alfalfa, richest perfumes bestow,

State of apple blossoms, is Nuevo Mejico.


Third Verse

Days that are full of heart-dreams, nights when the moon hangs low;

Beaming its benediction, o'er Nuevo Mejico.

Land with its bright manana, coming through weal and woe;

State of our esperanza, is Nuevo Mejico.

be and the same are hereby adopted and declared to be the state song for the state of New Mexico.

History: Laws 1917, ch. 108, § 1; C.S. 1929, § 136-101; 1941 Comp., § 3-1304; 1953 Comp., § 4-14-4.


Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Compiler's notes. — Laws 1937, ch. 67, authorized the governor of the state of New Mexico to purchase the state song, including the copyright thereof, from its author, Elizabeth Garrett, paying the author an annuity of $50.00 per month, during her lifetime, in consideration for said copyright and the royalties accruing thereunder.

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