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A New Version of “Where the Columbines Grow”

A New Version of “Where the Columbines Grow”

Regular readers of this column know that about a year and a half ago, the Independence Institute published my paper telling the story of the Colorado state song. The paper was called Reclaiming the Centennial State’s Centennial Song: The Facts About “Where the Columbines Grow.”

Musician John Kranz read the paper and recorded a guitar version for the LiveAtTheCoffeehouse.com website. You can listen to it here.

The new version covers only the first of the song’s three verses, but it adds an creative guitar introduction. By listening to the intro, you get a sense of how the harmonics are more complicated than those of the typical state song.