Who Sang Mississippi? John Phillips

John Phillips John, the Wolf King of L.A. cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Tony Phillips
Release Date: 1970-1-25
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:37
Some other versions of "Mississippi"

Lyrics
Hit it, Hal

Early in the mornin', she hitched a ride down to Louisville
Holdin' onto a hundred dollar bill
Dressed herself like a Cajun Queen in New Orleans, baby
Yeah, she looked good, like a lady

Do it to me, James

And the Mississippi River runs like molasses in the summertime
And me, you know, I don't hardly mind

Sippin' on a beer in Bourbon Street and I'm sittin' easy
Don't get me wrong, it takes a lot to please me

Have a seat an' take a load off your feet, and she said "Yes"
So I said, "I like your dress"
Swamps all around make ya feel kinda funny, don't they, honey
She crossed her legs and looked at me funny

Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin' (what you're doin')
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'

Joseph
{Bass: Joe Osborn}

Early in the mornin', she hitched a ride down to Louisville (Louisville)
Holdin' onto a hundred dollar bill
Dressed herself like a Cajun Queen in New Orleans, baby
Yeah, she looked good, like a lady

And the Mississippi River, it runs like molasses in the summertime
And me, you know, I don't hardly mind

Sippin' on a beer in Bourbon Street and I'm sittin' easy
Don't get me wrong, it takes a lot to please me

Everybody sing

Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'

Have a seat, take a load off your feet, and she said "Yes"
So I said, "I like your dress"
Swamps all around make ya feel kinda funny, don't they, honey
She crossed her legs and looked at me funny

[Repeat until fade]
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin' (what you're doin')

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 April Anne
  • 2 Topanga Canyon
  • 3 Malibu People
  • 4 Someone's Sleeping
  • 5 Drum
  • 6 Captain
  • 7 Let It Bleed, Genevieve
  • 8 Down the Beach
  • 9 Mississippi
  • 10 Holland Tunnel

  • Release information
    label: Dunhill Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin