Collected by Karl T. Gosnell For Mary C. Parler
Sung by Nat Bevins Muskogee, Oklahoma November 7, 1958
Reel 271, Item 6
Come Visit Arkansas
Down in the center of the USA Lies one of the best resort states of today, Surrounded by mountains with mad rushing streams, A playground for all, it's a vacation dream.
This Arkansas beauty you cannot deny;
Come see for yourself, then you will know why.
All those who want happiness, come here to live Because Arkansas State has so much more to give.
Apples and peaches with fruit from the vine,
Has sulphur and oil and a real diamond mine;
High up in the mountains you'll find tons of coal With traces of silver, pure lead and some gold.
(The words and music to this song were written by C. J. Helms of Springdale, Arkansas. Due to Mr. Helms illness, it was recorded by Nat Bevin of Muskogee, Oklahoma.)
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