Campbell, Glen - Arkansas Lyrics




Arkansas, land of opportunity
Arkansas, oh, what you do to me
Prettiest place I ever saw
Was back home in Arkansas

All those boyhood memories
Lakes and rivers and Backwood trees
Gentle mountains, it reached to the sky
Oh, how I hated to say goodbye to

Arkansas, land of opportunity
Arkansas, oh, what you do to me
Prettiest place I ever saw
Was back home in Arkansas

Dirt roads that lead nowhere
Except the houses that need repairing
And front porch people wearing a smile
And they cover every mile of

Arkansas, land of opportunity
Arkansas, oh, what you do to me
Prettiest place I ever saw
Was back home in Arkansas

I can see my Dad back home
Working Park County, sandy lawn
Mama callin' me from the door
Oh, how I wanna go once more to

Arkansas, land of opportunity
Arkansas, oh, what you do to me
Prettiest place I ever saw
Was back home in Arkansas

Arkansas, land of opportunity
Arkansas, oh, what you do to me
Prettiest place I ever saw
Was back home in Arkansas





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  1. Ebenth Etzebeth

    2019✌🍂

  2. samlawhorn

    Arkansas: land of opportunity. I mean, except for L.A.

  3. Larry Bassett

    Love Glenn Campbell's music. One of the many great contributors to America's music scene who are from Arkansas or have close Arkansas connections. Amazingly, nearing 80, this was my first hearing of this Glenn Campbell song. Won't be the last! Regarding the video, loved the familiar Little Rock scenes along with those of the woods and streams, all part of our great state... but would have wished for more of other towns, large and small, especially of the now half-million plus Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers/Bentonville Northwest Arkansas metro area, nearby lakes and Buffalo National River.

  4. Terry Taylor

    3069mark you are correct!!!!! Pike County!!!! I just read where someone said he was not born in Arkansas ,I had to correct him....lol ahahahhah I know the whole story, One of my All time Favorites is Glen Campbell, still know all the words to his songs, Love it!

  5. Terry Taylor

    Arkansas My Prayers are with you today.......All your Flooding is just awful

    3069mark

    Thank you, Terry. Fortunately I do not live close enough to the river for it to be a problem for me. I am a good 25-30 miles from it. But a lot of folks that do live close to it are sure hurting.

    Terry Taylor

    @3069mark,Bless you Mark for your Thankful Words, I was so shocked to see this,makes me happy to hear you are okay. I also live on the beach,2 yrs. in a row Flooding,but Nothing compared to what Ark. is right now. I will keep all of you in my Prayers! Thanks Mark for the Heart.

  6. Kit Kat

    One of my Dads Favorite songs, Play That Song Again....he would say.....RIP....Luv...U.❤🙏❤

  7. Potomacstud

    He is now in Billstown , Arkansas

  8. Samuel Ragland

    I saw the Cantrell sign and thought hey that's how I used to go to my grandma's house in perryville... I need to go back and visit sometime

  9. Hannah Stephens

    People Like Glen is why I love living in Arkansas.

  10. Hot Springs Village People

    Great video, thank you for sharing!

  11. Dave Stewart

    My 5th grade teacher played this song several times for us... back in 1975. And it stuck with me ever since. Great to finally hear it again.

  12. Tommy Grissom

    I can remember this one from years back it never gets old to me

  13. James Marable

    "B" side of "where's the playground susie", my first 45

    Timothy Thorne

    Arkansas was the better song

  14. Wesley Ipson

    Glen was raised in Delight but I don’t think he was born there

    3069mark

    Wikipedia says he was born in Billstown, AR, which is an unincorporated community 6.5 miles SW of Delight. Close enough. LOL

  15. Darrel Johnson

    I use to listen to Glen in the Chesterfield Club in Albuquerque long before the rest of the country knew about him. It was in the late 1950s. He was in his uncle Dick Bills band at the time..

  16. k5dxm

    I played this Song all the time when I worked at KFSA Radio in Fort Smith in the early 70's

    charles wright

    was stationed Ft Chafee early 60s from Wv but like this song

  17. Barry I. Grauman

    R.I.P. Glen Campbell

  18. SpitTheTeethOut&KeepFighting

    Thanks for the music Glen. RIP

  19. David Buchanan

    RIP GLEN CAMPBELL 1936-2017

  20. Dolly Hewett

    EXCELLENT!

  21. craiggo31

    Ahh gee, l remember hearing this song was when l was 15, have never forgotten it and am now hearing it again for the 2nd time and l'm 62, it is a song with great lyrics and tune that you never forget, tks for posting....

    Kathy Handley

    I had this on a 45 and had to listen to it, had forgotten the tune! I will be 62 next month, so must have been 14 when it came out.

    Kathy Handley

    Only I just saw that someone said it was released in 1969, so I was 13 in October then. lol

  22. Cettie5360

    I remember when that first came out, he had the tv show Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.

  23. Brian Grant

    one of his better tunes

  24. JollyJack Splendid

    I heard this song once when I was eight years old. It has been stuck in my head for thirty-two years now.

  25. Barry I. Grauman

    Originally released in 1969.