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Here is a rhyming riddle I came up with only a little while ago.


My first four letters love to talk,
the next three like some sun,
the next pair are quite interested,
the last, a State, we’re done.

I am a city in a state,
above the one before,
our football team is really strong,
Blue fire from the core.

Above me is a town of stone,
where crimson waters fall,
My residents they often hear,
A locomotive's call.

What city am I?

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You are:

Chattanooga

My first four letters love to talk,

Most people like to Chat

the next three like some sun,

If you go out in the sun, you might get a tan

the next pair are quite interested,

Someone interested, might say "Oo!"

the last, a State, we’re done.

State could mean country, or US state. In either case, Ga is Georgia

I am a city in a state,
above the one before,

Tennessee is north of Georgia

our football team is really strong,
Blue fire from the core.

Thanks to @Rumpelstiltskin

This is the state football team - the Tennessee Titans, who have a logo with blue flames

Above me is a town of stone,
where crimson waters fall,

Thanks to @ChrisCudmore

This is Rock City and Ruby Falls.
Which are both at Lookout Mountain, which is the "Seeing Hill" referenced in the title.

My residents they often hear,
A locomotive's call.

This is the famous Chattanooga Choo-choo immortalised by Glenn Miller

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  • $\begingroup$ A bit of searching turned up rot13(Ebpx Pvgl naq Ehol Snyyf), tourist attractions in the area. Still can't figure out Blue fire... $\endgroup$ Mar 17, 2022 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore the rot13(Graarffrr Gvgnaf flzoby) has blue flames. $\endgroup$ Mar 17, 2022 at 17:16
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    $\begingroup$ Also, "Seeing Hill" refers to to a landform where those two tourist attractions are. $\endgroup$ Mar 17, 2022 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ And "really strong" refers to the rot13(grnz anzr, gur Gvgbaf) $\endgroup$ Mar 17, 2022 at 18:09

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