Sittin’ on the front porch on a summer afternoon
In a straight back chair on two legs, leaned against the wall
Watch the kids a-playin’ with June bugs on a string
And chase the glowin’ fireflies when evening shadows fall.
In my Tennessee mountain home, life is peaceful as a baby’s sigh
In my Tennessee mountain home, crickets sing in the fields nearby.
Honeysuckle vine clings to the fence upon the lane
Their fragrance makes the summer wind so sweet
And on a distant hilltop an eagle spreads its wings
And a songbird on a fencepost sings a melody
Walking home from church on sunday with the one you love
Just laughin’, talkin’, making future plans
And when the folks aren’t looking you might steal a kiss or two
Sittin’ in the porch swing holdin’ hands.