One such song is "Rocky Top." "Rocky Top" is a fast-tempo song by songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant about the passing of a way of life:
Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top,
Down in the Tennessee hills.
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top,
Ain't no telephone bills.
Once there was a girl on Rocky Top,
Half bear the other half cat.
Wild as a mink, sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that.
Rocky Top, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee.
and other verses.
This song has been covered by numerous singers and groups, and is a sure-fire crowd stirrer. Rocky Top is the official fight song of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
Rocky Top is a real place. It's one of the peaks of Thunderhead Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Here's the original Osborne Brothers bluegrass version:
And here's some cute Korean kids doing theirs: