Nebraska State Song


Nebraska legislators discussed the selection of a state song through several sessions, finally selecting tunes and lyrics in 1967. Tapped by the lawmakers was "Beautiful Nebraska," composed by Jim Fras of Lincoln. Fras, a Russian refugee who came to Lincoln in 1952, is a professional entertainer and composer. The song began the state's official song on June 21, 1967.

Beautiful Nebraska

Beautiful Nebraska, peaceful prairieland,
laced with many rivers, and the hills of sand,
dark green valleys cradled in the earth,
rain and sunshine bring abundant birth.

Chorus:
Beautiful Nebraska, as you look around,
you will find a rainbow reaching to the ground.
all these wonders by the Master's hand,
Beautiful Nebraskaland.

We are so proud of this state where we live.
There is no place that has so much to give.

Repeat Chorus