"Rocky Top" as written by and Boudleaux 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

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

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

Rocky Top, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me
Good ol' Rocky Top
Rocky Top, Tennessee
Rocky Top, Tennessee
Rocky Top, Tennessee


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"Rocky Top" as written by James Ambrose Johnson

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    General CommentGo Vols.
    Matttx1_02on September 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've heard there actually is a Rocky Top, TN, for which the song is based. Any Tennesseans want to confirm?

    And yeah... go Vols!!
    pikespiceon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm from Tennessee. ROFL. So, please allow me to elbourate as I just found out what this song is about.

    Apparently. Its about murder and moonshine.
    xhailof_bulletson October 14, 2007   Link

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