God took a ray of sunshine
Mixed in a bit of dew.
And made the dearest place on earth
Where skies are ever blue.

He made the rolling prairies
Our wondrous Black Hills, too.
In this little bit of heaven
Where friends are ever true.

Then he hung a starry lantern
Up in the midnight sky.
To guide the wandering stranger
Who might be passing by.

And no matter where I wander
Through the whole world I may roam.
In my heart I shall remember
My South Dakota home.

(author unknown)