Tennessee Homesick Blues

Album: Rhinestone soundtrack (1984)
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  • New York City ain't no kinda place for a country girl with a friendly face
    If you smile, people look at you funny, they take you wrong
    The greenest state in the land of the free
    And the home of the Grand Ole' Opry is calling me back to my Smokey Mountain home
    I wish I had my ol' fishin' pole, and a-sittin' on the banks of the fishin' hole
    Eatin' green apples and waitin' for the fish to bite
    Life ain't as simple as it used to be, since the big apple took a bite outa me
    And Lord I'm so Tennessee homesick that I could die

    But I ain't been home in I don't know when
    If I had it all to do over again
    Tonight I'd sleep in my old feather bed
    What I wouldn't give for a little bitty taste
    Of mama's homemade chocolate cake
    Tennessee homesick blues is runnin' through my head

    Mama you can float my feather bed
    Just as soon as I can I'm a gonna head
    Back to the Tennessee hills and it better be soon
    Daddy you can load the rifles up
    We're gonna load them dogs on my pickup truck
    And head out to Calhoon County and catch us a 'coon

    But I ain't been home in I don't know when
    If I had it all to do over again
    Tonight I'd sleep in my old feather bed
    Eatin' grits and gravy and country ham
    Go to church on Sunday with dinner on the ground
    Tennessee homesick blues is runnin' through my head

    And I ain't been home in I don't know when
    If I had it all to do over again
    Tonight I'd sleep in my old feather bed
    Good Lord have mercy on a country girl
    Tryin' to make a livin' in a rhinestone world
    It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world
    Tennessee homesick blues is runnin' through my head.
    I've got those Tennessee homesick blues runnin' through my head
    Tennessee homesick blues Writer/s: Dolly Parton
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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