Fifty Capitols in Sixty Seconds

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When I was a boy I had a game called “The Game of The States.” As a result of playing this game I learned all fifty U.S. capitals. A few years ago on one of our long trips to Prince Edward Island, I tried to prove that I still knew them all. It didn’t take long to find out that I didn’t. With the help of our children, I created this song and now I know them again. I’m amazed at how much easier it is for me to remember things when I add a melody and rhythm.

At the time of printing, the record for reciting the capitals and states is 34 seconds. Let me know if you can beat it.

Lyrics: 

Copyright John Farrell 2002

There are fifty states in the U.S.A.

And each one has a capitol in it

And if you learn to sing this song

You can sing all fifty in just one minute

Bismarck,                  North Dakota

Pierre,                       South Dakota

St Paul,                      Minnesota

Nashville,                  Tennessee

Baton Rouge,           Louisiana

Richmond,                Virginia

Atlanta,                       Georgia

Honolulu,                  Hawaii

 

Boston,                      Massachusetts

Topeka,                     Kansas

Austin,                        Texas

Lincoln,                      Nebraska

Madison,                   Wisconsin

Lansing,                    Michigan

Springfield,               Illinois

And Juneau,             Alaska

 

YES WE KNOW ALASKA!!

 

Little Rock,                Arkansas

Salt Lake City,          Utah

Phoenix,                    Arizona

Jefferson City,          Missouri

Santa Fe,                   New Mexico

Boise,                                    Idaho

Columbus,                Ohio

Trenton,                     New Jersey

 

Montpelier,                Vermont

Providence,               Rhode Island

Tallahassee,                        Florida

Salem,                       Oregon

Annapolis,                 Maryland

Hartford,                    Connecticut

Concord,                   New Hampshire

Olympia,                    Washington

 

NOT D.C., THE OTHER ONE!!

 

Harrisburg,               Pennsylvania

Sacramento,             California

Indianapolis,                        Indiana

Frankfurt,                   Kentucky

Oklahoma City,        Oklahoma

Helena,                      Montana

Montgomery,             Alabama

Jackson,                    Mississippi

 

Cheyenne,                Wyoming

Albany,                       New York

Augusta,                    Maine

Charleston,               West Virginia

Raleigh,                     North Carolina

Columbia,                 South Carolina

Carson City,              Nevada

Des Moines,             Iowa

 

THAT’S 48, THERE ARE 2 TO GO!!

 

Dover, Delaware and

Denver, Colorado