Song by Vivian Rorie

Adopted in 1992 by the 97th General Assembly

I do not know of another state
And don't forget the rivers
Where I'd rather be
Where visitors long to stay. 
Than this great state I'm living in
And many have voiced in parting
And that is Tennessee
"I'm sure glad I passed this way."
I love the stars dearly
You will see the cattle grazing
And there are surely three
Beside a cotton field;
That show the Grand Divisions
And there's the Grand Ole Opry
Of my home-land, Tennessee
And a feeling it's all God's will.

Where could you find a meadow
I have lived there all my life
With grass so vividly green? 
It's where I'm going to be
Where could you find the mountains
Although I've traveled quite a bit,
With such majestic scene?
I'll still take Tennessee

You will never find so bright a moon
Oh, I sure love the state I'm in:
To shine down from above
The great state of Tennessee!
You will also see the robin
The wren, and the turtle dove.