Rocky Top

Tennessee State Song 5


Appalachian mountain vista, Cove Creek, Tennessee

Appalachian mountain vista from the Appalachian Trail near Carver's Gap (Cove Creek, Tennessee); photo by BlueRidgeKitties on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Song of Tennessee

Tennessee designated "Rocky Top" by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant as an official state song in 1982. Tennessee State Songs - All State Songs


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;
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;
I’ve had years of cramped-up city life
Trapped like a duck in a pen;
All I know is it’s a pity life
Can’t be simple again.
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol’ Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee.


Tennessee State Song ROCKY TOP with vocal and lyrics