Friday, November 5, 2010

The Eight Official Tennessee State Songs

That's right, eight. Per the official Tennessee website.
  1. My Homeland Tennessee, 1925
  2. When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, 1935 - sung from the point of view of someone who doesn't actually live in Tennessee
  3. My Tennessee, 1955 - same scenario as #2
  4. Tennessee Waltz, 1965 - about a guy who lost his girl in Tennessee. Now you're talking. This is the best one.
  5. Rocky Top, 1982 - ties for best! Maybe not the best representation of Tennessee, or maybe the perfect representation of it.
  6. Tennessee, 1992
  7. The Pride of Tennessee, 1996 - only one to mention Native Americans
  8. A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap: 1796 - 1996. I'd call it a rhyme before I called it a rap.

2 comments:

Adam said...

Johnny Cash's "Hey Porter" really ought to be on that list.

Mel Spillman artwork said...

Love the Tennessee Waltz!

"I was dancing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz when an old friend I happened to see.
I introduced her to my loved one and while they were dancing my friend stole my sweetheart from me."