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song name Arkansas
artist John Linnell
releases State Songs, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1999
first played October 26, 1999 (14 known performances)
run time 3:27
sung by John Linnell


  • The story of someone creating an exact replica of Arkansas as a ship.
  • US Navy ships are often named after states, and there have been four US Navy ships called USS Arkansas. The most notable of these was BB-33 USS Arkansas, a Wyoming-class battleship which served in both World Wars. However, none of these ships have been the same size or shape of Arkansas, as such a project would be extremely difficult to build, and probably wouldn't float.
  • By naval tradition, one refers to ships using feminine pronouns (thus, "her colors" in the song).
  • The song refers to the coast of Arkansas. Arkansas is a landlocked state and has no coastline.
  • From the State Songs liner notes:
Arkansas, the Natural State, is also called the Land of Opportunity. The Official State Gemstone is the Diamond.

Song Themes

Colors, I Am, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Numbers, Questions, Sailing, US States


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Arkansas is currently ranked #118 out of 897. (41 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.85)