A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap


State Bicentennial Rap Song

By Joan Hill Hanks

Adopted on May 8, 1996 by the 99th General Assembly



TENNE-, TENNE-, TENNES-SEE!

Oh, how proud we are of thee!

Volunteer State since 1812

Glad our fathers picked here to dwell!



Baker, Gores, and Kefauver,

Served our country with honor!

U.T., Memphis and Vandy U.,

Tennessee Tech and Sewanee, too!



Dollywood and Walking Horse Show!

Opryland and the Opry Show!

Whisky, whisky – sipping smooth

Moon, Moon Pies and Goo Goo Goos!



Bessie Smith and Memphis blues

W.C. Handy and Elvis, too!

Eastman, Oak Ridge and TVA

Nissan, Saturn and Country Music pay!



Presidents, Presidents – proud are we!

Jackson, Polk, and Johnson – three!

Crockett, Forrest, and John Sevier;

Alvin York and Hull lived here!



Appalachian Mountains, mountains high

Reaching up in the smoky sky!

Tennessee River, flowing through

We will cross near the Choo Choo!



Reelfoot Lake and cotton fields,

Natchez Trace and Civil War fields!

Mocking birds and raccoons grow,

And tulip poplars and iris show!



Chickasaw, Sequoyah and Cherokee

Cumberland Plateau and Mississippi!

Birthday Wishes on 200 years

Give Tennessee a Big, Big Cheer!


Licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

Citation styles

APA style
Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee. (2014, December 29). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 09:42, February 23, 2020, from https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/
MLA style
classbrain, “Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 29 December 2014, 18:47 UTC. . 23 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 29 December 2014, 18:47 UTC, <https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/> [accessed 23 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/ [accessed February 23, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 29, 18:47 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/.
Bluebook style
Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee, https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/ (last visited Feb. 23, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 29, 2014, 18:47 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/. Accessed February 23, 2020.

Citation styles

APA style
Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee. (2014, December 29). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 09:42, February 23, 2020, from https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/
MLA style
classbrain, “Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 29 December 2014, 18:47 UTC. . 23 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 29 December 2014, 18:47 UTC, <https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/> [accessed 23 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/ [accessed February 23, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 29, 18:47 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/.
Bluebook style
Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee, https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/ (last visited Feb. 23, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, Bicentennial Rap of Tennessee. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 29, 2014, 18:47 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/tennessee_state_rap/. Accessed February 23, 2020.