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Oh, Fair New Mexico 
was written by Elizabeth Garrett
three years after New Mexico became a state in the Union.
Elizabeth Garrett is the daughter of Pat Garrett, the man who killed Billy the Kid.

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Oh, Fair New Mexico 

Under a sky of azure, where
   balmy breezes blow;
Kissed by the golden sunshine,
   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.

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.

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.

Days that are full of heart-dreams,
   night when the moon hangs low;
Beaming its benediction o'er
   Nuevo Mejico.
Land with its bright maņana,
   coming through weal and woe;
State of our esperanza,
  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.

Source: New Mexico Blue Book

 

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