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"Take Me Home, Country Roads" - Bluefield to Petition for New City, State Song
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on January 19, 2013 @ 2:41PM
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - The city of Bluefield is hoping to lead a renewed push to declare John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" as West Virginia's newest state song.
    
Officials say the city's board of directors is set to consider a resolution Tuesday to adopt the song as the official state song of Bluefield.
    
Mayor Linda Whalen told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the purpose of the action is to encourage state leaders to adopt the song as well.
    
State lawmakers have considered adopting the song as West Virginia's fourth official state song, but none of these efforts have succeeded. It remains the theme song for West Virginia University and has been performed at every home pre-football show since 1972.
    
West Virginia presently has only three state songs.

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