Doyle Neikirk, Jimmy Martin

Song Information

Original Release Jimmy Martin (1962)


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