Florida House votes to alter lyrics o...

Florida House votes to alter lyrics of state song

There are 2 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 2, 2008, titled Florida House votes to alter lyrics of state song. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Tallahassee - Despite opposition from North Florida legislators, the state House on Thursday night agreed to amend the racially offensive lyrics of Swanee River and retain it as the official state song.

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Boca Raton, FL

#1 May 2, 2008
I think they should vote on giving the Mona Lisa a little more cleavage.

Memphis, TN

#3 May 2, 2008
If you have heard "Where The Sawgrass Meets The Sky," you will wholeheartedly agree with keeping Swanee River/Old Folks At Home. Yes, a change of lyrics was called for, and correctly taken care of. However, "Sawgrass" is musically deficient and the song, to put it in the vernacular, sucks..

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