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Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi

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harpgirl 22 Apr 01 - 12:58 PM
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harpgirl 22 Apr 01 - 01:16 PM
Stewie 22 Apr 01 - 08:58 PM
catspaw49 23 Apr 01 - 12:01 AM
GUEST,Fretless 23 Apr 01 - 10:40 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Apr 01 - 02:13 PM
Jill a roo 20 Apr 03 - 01:05 AM
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Subject: Miss The Mississippi
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 12:58 PM

Miss The Mississippi


by Bill Halley


I'm growing tired of the big city lights
Tired of the glamour and tired of the sights
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
Back to my home on the old river shore
I am sad and weary, far away from home
Miss the Mississippi and you

Days are dark and dreary
Everywhere I go
Miss the Mississippi and you

Roaming the wide world over
Always alone and blue
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's door
Miss the MIssissippi and you


1932 Southern Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 01:10 PM

I have a bit of additional harpy............

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU

I'm growing tired of the big city lights
Tired of the glamour and tired of the sights
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
Back to my home on the old river shore

I am sad and weary far away from home
Miss the Mississippi and you dear
Days are dark and dreary everywhere I roam
Miss the Mississippi and you

Roaming the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
Miss the Mississippi and you

Memories are bringing happy days of yore
Miss the Mississippi and you
Mocking birds are singing 'round the cabin door
Miss the Mississippi and you

Roamin the wide world over
Always alone and blue
Longing for my homeland, muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you

©1932 Southern Music Publishing Company, Inc (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 01:14 PM

Somebuddy's been lookin' over her Emmylou liner notes I think.

*G*

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 01:16 PM

thanks, Pat. That mockingbird verse makes it a much better song...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 08:58 PM

In August 1932, Jimmie Rodgers recorded the longer version posted by Spaw - he must have had it pretty hot off the press because Noland Porterfield (Rodgers' biographer) said Rodgers had been carrying it around in his briefcase for some time. Rodgers changed 'roamin'' to 'rollin'' and added his famous blue yodel in 2 places. Rodgers' version may be found on volume 7 of the Rounder set: Jimmie Rodgers 'No Hard Times, 1932' Rounder CD 1062. Rodgers also recorded another of Halley's compositions: 'Roll Along, Kentucky Moon'.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 12:01 AM

Stewie, you are just amazing man!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: GUEST,Fretless
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 10:40 AM

Robin and Linda Williams recorded it on their album "Live" in '93, but without the yodeling.

http://www.robinandlinda.com/live.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 02:13 PM

This song was previously posted here, although it lacks authorship and copyright information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: Jill a roo
Date: 20 Apr 03 - 01:05 AM

Hi would love to get the word to the song ( Mississippi and you )
sang by Jimmie Rodgers. I would like to learn it so I can sing it a long with an old timer I know . Who loves to sing Jimmie's songs.
If you can help that would be nice . Thank you.

                Jill a roo (an aussie cowgirl)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Apr 03 - 02:16 AM

Uh, Jill.....Ain't this it?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Apr 03 - 02:19 AM

Hi, Jill - I added crosslinks on the top of this thread. There are some longer versions of the song in this thread (click) - all variations on the same song written by Bill Halley, also known as William H Heagney. I couldn't find a copyright date, but the other thread says Jimmie Rodgers recorded it in 1933. Oh, up above Spaw says the copyright is 1932. I guess we ought to believe him.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Apr 03 - 05:40 AM

Listen to "Miss The Mississippi And You" : Jimmie Rodgers (at Honkingduck).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miss The Mississippi
From: Jill a roo
Date: 20 Apr 03 - 11:43 PM

How does the Mockingbird version go ?


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