Tennessee Girl Song Lyrics and Chords

Charlie Pride

Charley Pride - Tennessee Girl

 

Tennessee Girl Song Lyrics and Chords by Charlie Pride

 

Tennessee Girl
Recorded by Charley Pride
Written by Ben Peters
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Well I left home at a  
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crack of dawn  
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just about a year  
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ago
 
I thumbed my way cross the  
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USA and I  
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learned a lot I didn’t  
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know
 
The Promised Land that I  
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thought I’d find was  
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always just ahead of  
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me
 
Until one day when I  
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realized I  
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left it back in  
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Tennessee
 
And that’s why I’m going back to my  
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Tennessee 
 
girl
 
And a  
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Tennessee way of  
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life
 
And I’m gonna ask my  
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Tennessee 
 
girl
 
To  
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be my Tennessee  
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wife
 
By night I slept in a  
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hobo camp  
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working odd jobs by  
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day
 
I never got enough to  
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get ahead  
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just enough to make my  
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way
 
Cold and tired when the  
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evening comes  
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all I had to ease my  
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mind
 
Was thinking bout the place  
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I started from  
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and the girl that I left  
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behind
Repeat #2
 
There ain’t no place that I  
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been at all  
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that I was gonna settle  
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in
 
And every town that  
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I travel through made  
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me wanna go home  
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again
 
The green green grass and the  
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rolling hills  
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seem to keep a calling  
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me
 
Back to the place where  
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I was born and the  
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girl that I long to  
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see
Repeat #2

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Tennessee Girl?
– The song Tennessee Girl was sang by Charlie Pride.

 

Who is Charlie Pride?
– Charley Frank Pride (March 18, 1934 – December 12, 2020) was an American singer, guitarist, and professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid 1970s, when he was the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966-1987), he had 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one. He won the Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Association Awards in 1971.
Pride is one of three African-American members of the Grand Ole Opry (the others being DeFord Bailey and Darius Rucker). He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

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