Wisconsin State Waltz: "The Wisconsin Waltz"

Wisconsin's Official State Waltz, "The Wisconsin Waltz", was adopted by the state legislature in 2001 buy Wisconsin Act 16. The music and lyrics were written by Waupaca native and and one-time theater organist, Ethwell "Eddy" Hansen.


Music from heaven throughout the years;
The beautiful Wisconsin Waltz
Favorite song of the pioneers;
The beautiful Wisconsin Waltz.

Song of my heart on that last final day,
When it is time to lay me away.
One thing I ask is to let them play
The beautiful Wisconsin Waltz.

My sweetheart, my complete heart,
It's for you when we dance together;
The beautiful Wisconsin Waltz.

I remember that September,
Before love turned into an ember,
We danced to the Wisconsin Waltz.

Summer ended, we intended that
our lives then would both be blended,
But somehow our planning got lost.

Memory now sings a dream song,
a faded love theme song;
The beautiful Wisconsin Waltz.

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