Mississippi River Blues Lyrics

Hank Snow


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Elsie Mcwilliams, Jimmie Rodgers
album: Track 19 in album The Singing Ranger
release date: 1986
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length: 2:30

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My thoughts of you keep rising just like an evening tide
I'm just like a seagull that's left the sea
Oh your muddy waters keep on calling me
I'm gonna pack my grip and head that way
You'll see me hanging round again some day
Cause I know that's the only way to lose the Mississippi river blues
[ fiddle - guitar ]
I've often ridden on your bosom from Memphis down to New Orleans
Floating over muddy waters drifting through familiar scenes
And when I hear that whistle of an old steamboat
Down that Mississippi river again I'm a going to float
I'm gonna pack my grip and head that way
You'll see me hanging round again some day
Cause I know that's the only way to lose that mean old Mississippi river blues



Track Listing

  • 1 Honeymoon on a Rocket Ship
  • 2 The Engineer's Child
  • 3 Ben Dewberry's Final Run
  • 4 Born to Be Happy
  • 5 The Gold Rush Is Over
  • 6 I Cried but My Tears Were Too Late
  • 7 Mississippi River Blues
  • 8 I Went to Your Wedding
  • 9 The Night I Stole Old Sammy Morgan's Gin
  • 10 Just a Faded Petal from a Beautiful Bouquet
  • 11 Somewhere Along Life's Highway
  • 12 I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodby