Dave, a reader of Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, was looking for a recording of both verses of the Alaska state song. Ed Darrell, bathtub incarnate, was able to track down a version of Fred Waring’s chorale singing the first verse. To get a copy, contact him at
Does anyone know of an on-line version of the song, both verses? Check out what we’ve found out so far. Also, visit Ed’s great collection on flag etiquette, history, patriotism, etc.
from Daniel Cornwall, Head of Information Services, Alaska State Library,
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Thank you for contacting the Alaska State Library regarding an online version of BOTH verses of Alaska’s State Song. The Alaska Youth Choir sang both verses for the opening session of the Alaska House of Representatives on January 14, 2002. Their song can be found on this archived audio file from Gavel to Gavel:
The song with two verses can be found on this file from 7 min 41 sec TO 10 min 16 sec.
PS– the video of former Lt Governor Fran Ulmer is posted directly at http://www.museums.state.ak.us/EightStars/src/multimedia/fran_ulmer.mov According to Ms Ulmer, she has recorded both verses for the Permanent Fund Corp. Anyone know where these might be posted?