USA Official State Song of Tennessee

 
Tennessee Waltz
Written by Redd Stewart
Composed by Pee Wee King
I was waltzing with my darlin' to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
Introduced him to my loved one and while they were waltzing
My friend stole my sweetheart from me.
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
Yes I lost my little darlin' the night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz.

In 1965, Tennessee Waltz became the fourth official song of the state.
It was adopted by Senate Joint Resolution 9 of the 84th General Assembly.
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Rocky Top
Written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top,
down in the Tennessee hills;
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top;
Ain't no telephone bills;
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top;
Half bear, other half cat;
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that;
Chorus
Rocky Top, you'll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol' Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee.
Once two strangers climbed ol' Rocky Top,
lookin' for a moonshine still;
Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top;
Reckon they never will;
Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top;
Dirt's too rocky by far;
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
get their corn from a jar;
Chorus
Rocky Top, you'll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol' Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee.

Rocky Top was adopted as an official song of Tennessee by Chapter 545 of the Public acts of 1982
Tennessee
Written by Vivian Rorie
I do not know of another state
Where I had rather be
Than this great state I'm living in
And that is Tennessee.
I love the stars dearly
And there are surely three
That show the Grand Division
Of my home-land, Tennessee.
Where could you find a meadow
With grass so vividly green?
Where could you find the mountains
With such majestic scene?
You will never find so bright a moon
To shine down from above
You will also see the robin
The wren, and the turtle dove.
And don't forget the rivers
Where visitors long to stay.
And many have voice in parting,
'I'm sure glad I passed this way.'
You will see the cattle grazing
Beside a cotton field;
And there's the Grand Ole Opry
And a feeling it's all God's will.
I have lived here all my life
It's where I'm going to be
Although I've traveled quite a bit,
I'll still take Tennessee!
Oh, I sure love the state I'm in:
The great state of Tennessee!"

In 1992, the 97th Tennessee General Assembly, by House Joint Resolution 744, adopted Tennessee as an official state song.