Who Sang Mississippi Delta Blues? The Red Clay Ramblers

The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
length: 3:20
producer: The Red Clay Ramblers, Bill McElroy, Alice Gerrard and Bruce Kaplan
vocal: Tommy Thompson and Mike Craver
engineer: Bill McElroy
Lyrics
With friends around and even pals that I know are true
Still I'm lonely, homesick and blue
There's no one who can cheer me when I'm alone
Longing for my Mississippi home
Way down in the delta on that Mississippi shore
In that muddy water, I long to be once more
When night shadows creep about and the whippoorwill call
You can hear old mammy shout, "Come in here, you all"

Way down on the levee, strolling in the pale moon light
You can see those steamboats and the fields of snowy white
That's a feeling I can't lose that muddy water in my shoes
When I get that Mississippi Delta blues
I long to hear them old folks sing those old melodies
Like theSwanee River and Ol' Black Joe
That sweet magnolia perfume floating on the breeze
Way down south is where I long to go

Way down on the levee, strolling in the pale moon light
You can see those steamboats and the fields of snowy white
That's a feeling I can't lose that muddy water in my shoes
When I get that Mississippi Delta blues

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blue Jay / The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • 2 Twisted Laurel
  • 3 The Hobo's Last Letter
  • 4 Mississippi Delta Blues
  • 5 The Telephone Girl
  • 6 Will You Miss Me
  • 7 The Ace
  • 8 The Corrugated Lady
  • 9 When Bacon Was Scarce / Ryestraw
  • 10 I Was Only Teasing You
  • 11 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
  • 12 Flying Cloud Cotillion
  • 13 The Beale Street Blues
  • 14 Merchants Lunch
  • 15 A Beefalo Special
  • 16 Woman Down in Memphis
  • 17 Molly Put the Kettle On
  • 18 Milwaukee Blues
  • 19 Melancholy
  • 20 Rabbit in the Pea Patch
  • 21 I've Got Plans
  • 22 Daniel Prayed
  • 23 Forked Deer
  • 24 Henhouse Blues
  • 25 Sweet and Slow

  • Release information
    label: Flying Fish Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 018604005529
    script: Latin