Tennessee

Tennessee State Song 13

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Grotto Falls, Roaring Fork, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Grotto Falls, Roaring Fork, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; photo by John Britt on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Tennessee

by John R. Bean

Tennessee, written by John R. Bean of Knoxville, was adopted as an official song of Tennessee in 2011.

Lyrics

Oh Tennessee, I long to come back home.
I guess your dew has settled on my soul,
Everyday I stayed away, 
You called my heart back, home to stay.
Oh Tennessee, I long to come back home.

Oh Tennessee, I’m missing you too soon.
Silver skies and lazy afternoons…
Silver clouds and golden moon,
You’re Mother Nature’s Tender Womb…
Oh Tennessee, I’m missing you too soon.

Your days, have such gentle ways,
Aimless thoughts and windblown rhymes,
Your nights sing such peaceful songs
To a tired and weary mind.

Oh Tennessee, I’ve spent more than I’ve earned, 
But I’m much richer now for what I’ve learned…
Money won’t buy peace of mind,
And peace of mind is what I’ll find…
Oh Tennessee, you treated me so kind.

Welcome home, 
Welcome home.

Tennessee

Videos

Tennessee State Song TENNESSEE with vocal and lyrics