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"Tennessee Waltz" is a popular country music song with lyrics by Redd Stewart and music by Pee Wee King written in 1946 and first released in January 1948. The song became a multimillion seller via a 1950 recording – as "The Tennessee Waltz" – by Patti Page.
|Single by Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys|
|Published||February 26, 1948 by Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc., Nashville|
|Released||January 26, 1948|
|Recorded||December 2, 1947|
|Studio||RCA Victor Studios, Studio A, Chicago, Illinois |
|Label||RCA Victor 20-2680|
|Composer(s)||Pee Wee King|
|Producer(s)||Stephen H. Sholes|
|Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys singles chronology|
All versions of the lyrics narrate a situation in which the persona has introduced his or her sweetheart to a friend who then waltzes away with her or him. The lyrics are altered for pronoun gender on the basis of the gender of the singer.
The popularity of "Tennessee Waltz" made it the fourth official song of the state of Tennessee in 1965. Page's recording was inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.