My Homeland

My Homeland Poems


Stock #: 14296
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: Bluff City News Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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State Flag, State Capitol, State Bird, Moccasin Bend and Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain, Loading Cotton of Mississippi River, Memphis, State Seal, Norris Dam, Music by Roy Lamont Smith, Words by Nell Grayston Taylor O Tennessee, that gave us birth, To thee our hearts bow down. For thee our love and loyalty Shall weave a fadeless crown, Thy purple hills our cradle was: Thy fields our mother breast. Beneath thy sunny bended skies. Our childhood days were blessed. Chorus: O Tennessee: Fair Tennessee: Our love for thee can never die: Dear Homeland, Tennessee, 'Twas long ago our fathers came, A free and noble bank, Across the mountains' trowning heights, To seek a promised land. And here before their raptured eyes; In beauteous majesty: Outspread the smiling valleys Of the winding Tennessee, Could we forget our heritage Of heroes strong and brave? Could we do aught but cherish it, Unsullied to the grave? Ah no! the State where Jackson sleeps, Shall ever peerless be We glory in thy majesty: Our homeland, Tennessee. Adopted 1925