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Lyr Req: Mister and Mississippi (Irving Gordon)

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GUEST,m collins 28 Aug 02 - 10:21 AM
Sorcha 28 Aug 02 - 10:52 AM
Genie 28 Aug 02 - 01:22 PM
Sorcha 28 Aug 02 - 01:28 PM
Sorcha 28 Aug 02 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,m collins 28 Aug 02 - 04:34 PM
Sorcha 28 Aug 02 - 09:22 PM
GUEST,W. Krueger 17 Aug 03 - 06:06 AM
The O'Meara 17 Aug 03 - 12:05 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Aug 03 - 09:28 AM
GUEST,beright 13 Feb 11 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,leeneia 13 Feb 11 - 05:53 PM
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Subject: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: GUEST,m collins
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 10:21 AM

I am seeking the lyrics to a song my Dad sang us

What I remeber is

I was born to ramble, oh I was born to roam, MR. and MRS. MISSISSIPPI made me feel at home.

something about, my teacher was a gambler, the slickest one afloat......he taught me not to gamble, on a petticoat...then the refrain.

can anyone help with this? mkcollins@mchsi.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI (Irving Gordon)
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 10:52 AM

This one?


MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
Words and music by Irving Gordon
As recorded by Patti Page

I can't recall my mother; I don't remember dad.
Mister and Mississippi was all I ever had.
Oh, I was born to wander; oh, I was born to roam,
And Mister and Mississippi made me feel at home.

CHORUS: Oh, I was born to wander; I was born to roam
And Mister and Mississippi made me feel at home.

My cradle was the river, my school a river boat.
My teacher was a gambler, the slickest one afloat.
My teacher was a gambler, the slickest one afloat.
He taught me not to gamble on a petticoat.

CHORUS TWICE

Oh, darlin' how I love you; what more is there to say?
I love you like a barefoot girl loves a summer day,
The way a wandering gypsy loves the changing seas,
Just like the restless river loves old New Orleans.

CHORUS

I love a tiny village, a quiet country town,
A house, a little garden with kiddies running 'round
You'd be a faithful husband; I'd be a trusting friend
Until I heard that steamboat comin' 'round the bend.

CHORUS TWICE

TAG: And Mister and Mississippi made me feel at home.


Some kind of tab (dulcimer?)here.

e mail sent


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: Genie
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 01:22 PM

Sorcha, you don't happen to have a MIDI of the tune, do you? Or do you know of an album (Patti Page?) that includes this song?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 01:28 PM

No, sorry. I just found it on line and didn't run across any sound files.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 01:47 PM

OOPS--Major mistake--words and music by Irving Gordon, not Berlin. Sorry. Still no sound file; Tennessee Ernie did it too, looks like.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: GUEST,m collins
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 04:34 PM

Thank you all for the lyrics......I had looked AND looked...but like a ninny, search for Mrs Mississippi.

I have always loved this song, since I was a little girl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 09:22 PM

Sounds to me like something John Hartford or Art Thieme would have done..........thanks for the e mail note, m collins!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: GUEST,W. Krueger
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 06:06 AM

Did you ever find the lyrics to this song? I am also looking for the lyrics that my dad sang to us and I can't find them anywhere... all of my brothers and sisters are coming up with different words. (ie., your message says... "he taught me NOT to gamble on a petticoat" ...I thought it was "he taught me HOW to gamble on a petticoat"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: The O'Meara
Date: 17 Aug 03 - 12:05 PM

The song is on a CD of Tennesee Ernie Ford's "Greatest Hits." The lyrics on the CD say "Taught me not to gamble on a petticoat" and in the second stannza its "Changing scene" not "sea"

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mr & mrs Mississippi
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 09:28 AM

Yahoo! Shopping > Music has sound samples of recordings by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ronnie Hawkins, Patti Page, and Hank Penny & His California Cowhands. ("Mister and Mississippi" was also recorded by The Browns and by Eddy Arnold, but they don't have samples.) Anyone wanting to learn the tune could probably piece together enough of it from the sound samples.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mister and Mississippi (Irving Gordon)
From: GUEST,beright
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 01:17 PM

Searching for song
My father was a gambler
My home a Riverboat
The richest one afloat
He taught me not to gamble
on a Petticoat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mister and Mississippi (Irving Gordon)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:53 PM

Lyrics are posted right above.

Here's a video for the melody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp5PvURRpBY&feature=related


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