Smoky Mountain Rain

Tennessee State Song 12


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bud Ogle Place at Great Smoky Mountains National Park; photo by John Britt on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Smoky Mountain Rain

by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan, performed by Ronnie Milsap

Tennessee designated Smoky Mountain Rain by Nashville songwriters Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, and performed by Ronnie Milsap, as an official state song in 2010.


I thumbed my way from LA back to Knoxville
I found out those bright lights 
Aint where I belong
From a phone booth in the rain
I called to tell her
I've had a change of dreams I'm comin' home
But tears filled my eyes
When I found out she was gone

Verse 2

I waved a diesel down outside a cafe
He said that he was goin' as far as Gatlinburg
I climbed up in the cab
All wet and cold and lonely
I wiped my eyes and told him about her
I've got to find her!
Can you make these big wheels burn?

Verse 3

I can't blame her for lettin' go
A woman needs someone warm to hold
I feel the rain runnin' down my face
I'll find her no matter what it takes!


Smoky Mountain rain keeps on fallin'
I keep callin' her name
Smoky Mountain rain I'll keep searchin'
I can't go on hurtin' this way
She's somewhere in the Smoky Mountain rain




Tennessee sunset in Great Smoky Mountain National Park; photo by Scott Oves on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Tennessee sunset

Smoky Mountains National Park at Greystone Heights, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; photo by Ed Selby on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Pine trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina; photo by Matthew Paulson on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Pine trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina


Tennessee State Song SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAIN with vocal and lyrics