By George, It's Washington

By George, It's Washington

An original, humorous song celebrating the District of Columbia--a city without an "official" song--and DC history. Available as an mp3 and piano/vocal sheet music.

By George, It's Washington Sheet Music
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If you're in a hurry, download this lead sheet, which includes melody line, lyrics, and chords. If you prefer a hard-copy piano/vocal score, see purchase info below. Either way, if and when DC attains statehood, go ahead and change the lyrics from "No votes" to "We got the vote" and celebrate!

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Lyrics:

Washington, DC, 
The only place for me to be, 
The town where history is always in the making, 
Yes, right here in Washington, DC, 
Founded in 1790, 
It is the one and only place 
That can be called, by George, 
Yes, George called it the Federal City. 

No* votes but paddleboats, 
Cherry blossoms fill the air. 
Foggy Bottom, Farragut Square 
And great white columns everywhere. 
Georgetown, Tenleytown, 
Metro down to Chinatown. 
U Street can't be beat 
Nor Rock Creek Park and pandas barking at the zoo. 

Washington Monument, 
Lots and lots of government, 
A donkey and an elephant, 
The White House with the President 
Four years or even eight. 

Yes, Washington is my town. 
No one better put it down. 
DC, you're for me, 
Your pools reflect our history and dreams. 

Washington, DC, 
The only place for me to be, 
The town where history is always in the making, 
Yes, right here in Washington, DC, 
The nation's capital city, 
It is the one and only place 
That can be called, by George, 
Yes, George called it not Washington 
But that's its name 
With cherry trees and apple pie, 
Red, white and blue up in the sky. 
It's Washington, By George, It's Washington, 
Yes, it's my Washington, DC! 

* Song was also recorded with the alternate lyrics, "We got the vote!" for when Washingtonians finally do get the vote. 

Music & lyrics © 2008 by Carol Boyd Leon 
Sarah Brett England, arranger/keyboard; Larry Eschler, vocals; 
Curt Christensen, trumpet; Jack Hingel, percussion; 
John Krauss, recording engineer; Carol Boyd Leon, producer