Tune About Tennessee

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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