Legal records of the state folk song, 1976-1981.


Legal records of the state folk song, 1976-1981.

Per St 1981, c 383, "Massachusetts," words and music by Arlo Guthrie, was declared the folk song of the Commonwealth. Prior to this designation, the General Court requested the state secretary to assign the song royalty-free status, administered through this series.

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