Bruce Mills Music

Tennessee Serenade
Lyrics
Tennessee Serenade
© 2008 Bruce Mills (ASCAP)

My Tennessee girl calls out for me
Old house on the hills and apple trees
The songs linger on - and the memories -
Are here in my heart - where they belong

And my Tennessee girl is all alone
She sits by her window with the telephone -
She's waiting to see me - or just to hear my voice
My beautiful girl in Tennessee

Chorus
A few souvenirs of my Tennessee home
Those sweet Memphis blues
My fine blue suede shoes
Tobacco and moonshine
Up those smoky hills
Oh, Tennessee girl - you're my serenade

California bound - I packed up all my gear
Said, "Darling, I'll come back for you sometime next year;
But please understand - I got to make out it here
There's nothing for me in Tennessee"

So, a stranger I met - at Hollywood and Vine
Said, "Listen my brother - you're wasting your time;
There ain't nothing out here - like what you left behind
No Tennessee love you're gonna find"

Contending for fame - I came to make a name
Like Tennessee sons - to be famous someday
Depending on those bright lights to shine -
So bright - so bright - I'd never miss my Tennessee

Chorus
A few souvenirs - of my Tennessee home
Those sweet Memphis blues
My fine blue suede shoes
Tobacco and moonshine
Up those smoky hills
My Tennessee girl - where's my Tennessee girl?

My Tennessee girl - she's waiting for me
In the house on the hill - und the old apple trees
She's dreaming of dancing and kissing me
I'm on my way back to Tennessee -

A few souvenirs - of my Tennessee home
Those sweet Memphis blues
My fine blue suede shoes
Tobacco and moonshine
Up those smoky hills

We're dancing again - my Tennessee girl
To my Tennessee serenade
To my Tennessee serenade

Description
Short Song Description:
Guy goes to Hollywood and misses Tennessee / goes home!
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Credits
Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
Producer Credits: Dennis Field
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Metadata
Song Length: 5:17
Primary Genre: Country-Traditional
Secondary Genre: -