When It's Iris Time In Tennessee

Song by Willa Waid Newman

Adopted in 1935 by the 69th General Assembly

Sweetness of Spring memories bring 
Of a place I long to be.
Land of Sunshine calls this old heart of mine,
Come back to Tennessee.

When it's Irish time down in Tennessee,
I'll be coming back to stay
Where the mockingbird sings at the break of day
A lilting love song gay.
Where the Iris grows,
Where teh Harpeth flowers,
That is where I long to be.
There's a picture there that lives in memory
When it's Iris time in Tennessee.

Rocks and the rills deep tinted hills,
There's no spot so dear to me.
Where'er I roam still it's my Home Sweet Home,
My own, my Tennessee.