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Songs About Kansas, The Sunflower State


The state song is "Home On The Range" by Dr. Brewster Higley and Daniel E. Kelly. It started out as a poem written by Higley in the 1870s and was later set to music by Kelly then adapted by various singers. The song was a national hit for Bing Crosby in 1933 before officially becoming the state song in 1947. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which got its name from the Native American Kansa tribe. Most of the territory was occupied by France until the Louisiana Purchase. Other themes that might be found in songs about Kansas include the group Kansas, The Wizard of Oz, the Missouri River, Brown vs Board of Education, tornadoes and the blues.

Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
We're Not in Kansas by Big Country
Wichita Falls by Miranda Lambert
Wichita Skyline by Shawn Colvin
On The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe by Ray Charles
One's On The Way by Loretta Lynn
Kansas by John Stewart
Kansas Rain by John Stewart
Shores of Kansas by William Parker
Kansas by Wedding Present
On The Road To Kansas by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Sunflower by Mack David
Kansas by Vienna Teng
Cheers For Kansas by Robert R. Jones
Wichita by Richie Fields
Lawrence, Kansas by Josh Ritter









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