Oh when I’m on my death bed
About to meet our maker in heaven
And you come to visit with me
Don’t be sad I’m leavin’
And prematurely grievin’
Sing me a tune about Tennessee

Don’t want a song about California
Or one ‘bout pretty Nevada
Where I learned how to snow ski
Don’t you sing about Kentucky
Where in love, I got so lucky
Sing me a tune about Tennessee

Chorus
Cause it’s where all great songs are born
From the songwriters who are there
Writing tune after tune n prayin’
They’ll be sung at the Opry one eve
It’s where I fell in love with Country Music
And the girl who set my soul on fire then free
Oh won’t you sing me a tune about Tennessee

Solo

Even though I wasn’t raised in that state
Oh no, I had to be patient and wait
Til after I graduated with a degree
And when I got to the station
I felt a sense of sweet elation
And I started singin’ about Tennessee

Chorus
Cause it’s where all great songs are born
From the songwriters who live there
Writing tune after tune n prayin’
They’ll be sung at the Opry one eve
It’s where I fell in love with Country Music
And the girl who set my soul on fire then free
Oh please sing me a tune about Tennessee

Oh please sing me home
with a tune about Tennessee

2020, Matthew Kenneth Gray

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