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Andy Griffith's inauguration poem

January 10, 2009 3:29:10 PM PST
The poem recited by actor and Manteo resident Andy Griffith for the 2009 North Carolina inauguration and written by his wife, Cindi: North Carolina is my home
I no longer have to roam
When I see our morning sun
I know there's work to be done

Gov. Bev Perdue is the person we choose
because there's so much she can do.
She will need our best to achieve her quest
to be the person we need so we may succeed

Please grant us the peace
to allow her to lead
God bless her and keep her
and always be near her.

As she opens a door
as never before
So as the New Year starts
let us open our hearts

As I trot out again to say
Hello to my friends
I grant I know that all will be great
For our grand Old North State.


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