Official Song of the State of Tennessee

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Tennessee Waltz
Written by Redd Stewart
Composed by Pee Wee King

I was waltzing with my darlin' to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
Introduced him to my loved one and while they were waltzing
My friend stole my sweetheart from me.

I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
Yes I lost my little darlin' the night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz.


In 1965, Tennessee Waltz became the fourth official song of the state.
It was adopted by Senate Joint Resolution 9 of the 84th General Assembly.

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