July 23

Sing a Song

Rocky Top (Tennessee's State Song)

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.
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol’ Rocky Top,
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;


"Rocky Top" played by the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band

Try This

Make up a line dance to "Rocky Top." Then practice singing the song while marching around!

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries

  • Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton; illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes
  • V is for Volunteer: A Tennessee Alphabet by Michael Shoulders and Bruce Langton