State Song Of Tennessee

State Song Of Tennessee

“My Homeland, Tennessee” Is The Official State Song Of Tennessee. Tennessee Adopted the “My Homeland, Tennessee” as an official Tennessee State Song in 1925. This song was written by Roy Lamont Smith and Nell Grayson Taylor. Tennessee Has Adopted Other Six Official State Songs.


  1. “When It’s Iris Time in Tennessee”

Lyrics: Willa Waid Newman

Music: Willa Waid Newman

Adoption: 1935


  1. “My Tennessee”

Lyrics: Frances Hannah Tranum

Music: Frances Hannah Tranum

Adoption: 1955


  1. “The Tennessee Waltz”

Lyrics: Redd Stewart

Music: Pee Wee King

Adoption: 1965


  1. ” Rocky Top”

Lyrics: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Music: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Adoption: 1982


  1. “Tennessee”

Lyrics: Vivian Rorie

Music: Vivian Rorie

Adoption: 1992


  1. ” The Pride of Tennessee”

Lyrics: Fred Congdon, Thomas Vaughn, and Carol Elliot

Music: Fred Congdon, Thomas Vaughn, and Carol Elliot

Adoption: 1996


Lyrics Of Some Tennessee Official State Song


“My Homeland, Tennessee”


O Tennessee, that gave us birth,

To thee our hearts bow down.

For thee our love and loyalty

Shall weave a fadeless crown.

Thy purple hills our cradle was:

Thy fields our mother breast

Beneath thy sunny bended skies,

Our childhood days were blessed.




‘Twas long ago our fathers came,

A free and noble band,

Across the mountain’s frowning heights

To seek a promised land.

And here before their raptured eyes;

In beauteous majesty:

Outspread the smiling valleys

Of the winding Tennessee.




‘Could we forget our heritage

Of heroes strong and brave?

Could we do aught but cherish it,

Unsullied to the grave?

Ah no! the State where Jackson sleeps,

Shall ever peerless be.

We glory in thy majesty:

Our homeland, Tennessee.




O Tennessee: Fair Tennessee:

Our love for thee can never die:

Dear Homeland Tennessee.





I do not know of another state

And don’t forget the rivers

Where I’d rather be

Where visitors long to stay.

Than this great state I’m living in

And many have voiced in parting

And that is Tennessee

“I’m sure glad I passed this way.”

I love the stars dearly

You will see the cattle grazing

And there are surely three

Beside a cotton field;

That show the Grand Divisions

And there’s the Grand Ole Opry

Of my home-land, Tennessee

And a feeling it’s all God’s will.


Where could you find a meadow

I have lived there all my life

With grass so vividly green?

It’s where I’m going to be

Where could you find the mountains

Although I’ve traveled quite a bit,

With such majestic scene?

I’ll still take Tennessee


You will never find so bright a moon

Oh, I sure love the state I’m in:

To shine down from above

The great state of Tennessee!

You will also see the robin

The wren, and the turtle dove.

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