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All Are Talking of Utah Who'd ever think that Utah would stir the world so much? Who'd ever think the Mormons 'd be widely known as such? I hardly dare to scribble, or such a subject touch, For all are talking of Utah Chorus: Hurrah (hurrah) Hurrah (hurrah) We Mormons have a name Hurrah (hurrah) Hurrah (hurrah) We're on the road to fame No matter how they style us, it's all about the same For all are talking of Utah 'Tis Utah and the Mormons in Congress, pulpit, press, 'Tis Utah and the Mormons in every place I guess We must be growing greater, we can't be growing less For all are talking of Utah (chorus) They say they'll send an Army to set us Mormons right Regenerate all Utah, and give us Christian light Release our wives and daughters, and make us mend the fight For all are talking of Utah (chorus) I now will tell you something you haven't heard of yet We bees are nearly filling the hive called Deseret If hurt shall sting together, we'll gather all we get For all are talking of Utah (chorus) To the tune of "Marching Through Georgia". This song tells of Utah's pre-statehood struggles, and was published at least as early as 1872 in William Willis' "The Mountain Warbler." "Deseret" is a word from the Book of Mormon which means honeybee or beehive. It was the first name proposed for the state, by Brigham Young. Utah's nickname is still "The Beehive State." JW JW Apr98
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