Tennessee Waltz chords & lyrics

by Patti Page

  • Tennessee Waltz was written by Redd Stewart & Pee Wee King in 1946. They recorded the song Dec 2, 1947 and released it Jan 2, 1948.
  • Released by Patti Page: Nov, 1950
  • Music Style: Country
  • Album: Patti Page - Golden Hits
  • Music: Key of Eb Major in 3/4 time at ~ 88 bpm (♩) with a key change to Bb during Instrumental.
  • Chords: Eb, Eb7, Bb, Bb7, Ab, G7 F, F7
  • Easier: Play in C Major - Capo on 3 if playing with the video
  • Chords in D Major: C, C7, G, G7, F, E7, D, D7 ... charts below

Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with the video

Intro: 3/4     
        |  C  |  C  |  C  |  C  C  G  |  C  |
                                         (I was)
          C
1. I was dan-cin' with my dar-lin'
          C7            F
   To the Ten-nes-see Waltz
            C                         G  | G7  |
   When an old friend I hap-pened to see
            C        
   In-tro-duced her to my loved one
        C7              F
   And while they were dan-cin'
        C              G7              C
   My friend stole my sweet-heart from me

              C           E7            F           C
Chorus: I re-mem-ber the night and the Ten-nes-see Waltz
               C                         G  |  G7  |
        Now I know just how much I have lost
                C                               C7             F
        Yes, I lost my little dar-lin'___ The night they were playing
              C          G7           C    | D7  |
        The beau-ti-ful Ten-nes-see Waltz...  

Instr: |  G  |  G  |  G7  |  C  |  G  |  G  |  D  |  D7  |
       |  G  |  G  |  G7  |  C  |  G  |  D7 |  G  |  G7  |

          C
2. I was dan-cin' with my dar-lin'
          C7            F
   To the Ten-nes-see Waltz
            C                         G  |  G7  |
   When an old friend I hap-pened to see
            C        
   In-tro-duced her to my loved one
        C7              F
   And while they were dan-cin'
        C              G7              C
   My friend stole my sweet-heart from me

              C           E7            F           C
Chorus: I re-mem-ber the night and the Ten-nes-see Waltz
               C                         G  |  G7  |   
        Now I know just how much I have lost
                C                              C7              F  
        Yes, I lost my little dar-lin'___ The night they were play-ing
              C         G7            C    |  C  |
        The beau-ti-ful Ten-nes-see Waltz...  Hold

C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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Left Handed Charts:

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