“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.
- “When It’s Iris Time in Tennessee”
Lyrics: Willa Waid Newman
Music: Willa Waid Newman
- “My Tennessee”
Lyrics: Frances Hannah Tranum
Music: Frances Hannah Tranum
- “The Tennessee Waltz”
Lyrics: Redd Stewart
Music: Pee Wee King
- ” Rocky Top”
Lyrics: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
Music: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
Lyrics: Vivian Rorie
Music: Vivian Rorie
- ” The Pride of Tennessee”
Lyrics: Fred Congdon, Thomas Vaughn, and Carol Elliot
Music: Fred Congdon, Thomas Vaughn, and Carol Elliot
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.