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.

CHORUS:
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.








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