Friday, September 01, 2006

Rocky Top

Just for fun and to aggravate a Cal friend since UT and Cal open their football season together tomorrow, here are the lyrics to the University of Tennessee's theme song, "Rocky Top":

Rocky Top

(by Boudleax and Felice Bryant)

Wish that I was on ol' ROCKY TOP,
Down in the Tennessee hills;
Ain't no smoggy smoke on ROCKY TOP,
Ain't no telephone bills.
Once I had a girl on ROCKY TOP,
Half bear, other half cat;
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that.

(Chorus)
ROCKY TOP, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me;
Good ol' ROCKY TOP--
ROCKY TOP Tennessee, ROCKY TOP Tennessee.

Once two strangers climbed ol' ROCKY TOP
Lookin' for a moonshine still;
Strangers ain't come down from ROCKY TOP
Reckon they never will.
Corn won't grow at all on ROCKY TOP
Dirt's too rocky by far;
That's why all the folks on ROCKY TOP
Get their corn from a jar.

(Chorus)
ROCKY TOP, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me;
Good ol' ROCKY TOP--
ROCKY TOP Tennessee, ROCKY TOP Tennessee.

I've had years of cramped-up city life
Trapped like a duck in a pen
All I know is it's a pity life
Can't be simple again.

(Chorus)
ROCKY TOP, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me;
Good ol' ROCKY TOP--
ROCKY TOP Tennessee, ROCKY TOP Tennessee.

5 comments:

DHammett said...

One word: deliverance.

Sooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyy.

Rae Ann said...

NO NO NO, *that* was in Kentucky! LOL

QUASAR9 said...

Well Rocky Tops
do give a privileged view

But Rocky Tops
can be lonely, cold & windy too

Unless you take good company to keep you warm and a windcheater. lol!

Kat said...

dang it, now that song is stuck in my head.

Rae Ann said...

Q, yeah, that's what that 'corn in a jar' is all about! LOL I need to find a picture of a moonshine jug to add to the post.

kat, sorry! but I do kind of like that song even though I'm not really a UT fan.