State Sen. Charlie Albertson, a Beulaville Democrat and musician, recorded a country music jingle four years ago to help the state Department of Transportation fight litter. The agency has used the "Mean About Clean" tune in public-service radio announcements.
Here are the lyrics:
"I love Carolina, I know you do too.
If we want it looking good, we've got work to do.
Never miss a local story.
We've got a litter problem, up and down our roads.
Let's all join hands and sing together, Litter's got to go!
And in Carolina we mean what we say, and say what we mean.
In North Carolina, we're mean about clean!"