To Love the Language Lyrics

Harry Connick, Jr.


publisher: ©SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.
writers: Harry Connick Jr, Ramsey Mclean
album: Track 8 in album She
release date: 1994-7-12
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length: 5:01
producer: Tracey Freeman
mixer: Gregg Rubin
engineer: Gregg Rubin

Cover Art

Harry Connick, Jr. She cover art
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I is just what I was,
And am ain't who I be.
To love the language,
You got to be born
On the banks of the Mississippi.

Ax', ya "x," what talks in tongues.
Say: "never mo', neither me."
To love the language,
You got to be born
On the banks of the Mississippi.

Stayin' by my mama's,
In slippers and pajamas.
Where there's always somethin' good to eat.
Bettin' strawberries,
Honey, and cherries,
And pecan-pies, oh, so sweet.

With a dew-rag on my brow.
Jasmine, wysteria and fleur-de-lis.
To love the language,
You got to be born
On the banks of the Mississippi.

If you won't work fo' a livin',
And live life leisurely.
Pull up a screen po-ch,
Flop out in a rockin' chair.
To love the language,
You got to be born
On the banks of the Mississippi.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 She
  • 2 Between Us
  • 3 Here Comes the Big Parade
  • 4 Trouble
  • 5 (I Could Only) Whisper Your Name
  • 6 Follow the Music
  • 7 Joe Slam and the Spaceship
  • 8 To Love the Language
  • 9 Honestly Now (Safety's Just Danger… Out of Place)
  • 10 She… Blessed Be the One
  • 11 Funky Dunky
  • 12 Follow the Music Further
  • 13 That Party
  • 14 Booker