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song name Illinois
artist John Linnell
releases State Songs, They "Might Be" Giants, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1999
first played December 11, 1999 (1 known performances)
run time 1:23
sung by Note.svg Instrumental


  • From the State Songs liner notes:
In 1818 the Prairie State became the 21st state admitted to the Union, and in 1875 my great-grandfather Josiah Linnell brought his family there to establish a homestead where he could grow fruit for the Chicago market. He now has descendants in all 50 of the United States. The Official State Flower of the "Land of Lincoln" is the Butterfly Violet.

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