Song to learn U.S. states and capitals (of the Northeast!)

This is a song I worked on a few months ago. I wanted the song to be a memory/educational aid to help kids learn all 50 states and capitals. Turns out that 50 is a large number and makes a song quite unwieldy, so I cut it down to just the Northeast, as defined by this Wikipedia map:

Here are the lyrics, as well as an audio file of my sister singing it.

You should visit Maine in August(a)
Fly to Concord, New Hampshire in the fall
My friend Amelia loves skiing in Montpelier
So in winter heed Vermont’s call

Boston, Massachusetts is a fine city indeed
But for heartfelt connections head to Hartford, Connecticut
I promise you won’t regret it!

We’re almost done New England states
Just one more state remains
By God’s good graces we’ll remember
Providence, Rhode Island

States and capitals, states and capitals
States and capitals, good to know
States and capitals, states and capitals
Mid-Atlantic here we go

Let’s continue down the coast
To Trenton, New Jersey
Mermaids, tridents, fish, and boats
Will meet you on your journey

Albino squirrels in Albany
Do jump from tree to tree
New York’s capital is here
Though some may think it’s NYC

Next up: in Pennsylvania is a place
Called Harrisburg (Harrisburg)
Splitting hairs with a pencil
In Harrisburg (Harrisburg)
Harrisburg (Harrisburg)

States and capitals, states and capitals
Learning piece by piece
States and capitals, states and capitals
Done with the Northeast.

Here’s a gallery of the pages where I sketched out the lyrics.

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