You have heard and read about the state of Tennessee
Down in the southern states is where I want to be
Where the valleys are so green
And the mountains are so tall
You will know just what I mean
When you hear them say “y’all”

Tennessee (Tennessee)
I hear you calling me (I hear you calling me)
The home of Davey Crockett in the hills of Tennessee
When I was a little boy around the folks back home
My mother always said to me, “Jimmy, please don’t roam”
Now that I have gone away, my heart is full of woe
When I think of mom and dad, that’s where I want to go

If ever I get back to that state Of Tennessee
I tell you there’ll be no more roaming for me
There lives a sweetheart who said she’d marry me
As soon as I get back to that state of Tennessee