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Lyr Req: I Miss the Mississippi

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blarson@luminet.net 22 Oct 96 - 10:21 AM
robd@lanl.gov 28 Oct 96 - 11:24 AM
Bert 29 Oct 96 - 10:49 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Aug 01 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Sterl 11 Aug 01 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: blarson@luminet.net
Date: 22 Oct 96 - 10:21 AM

This is my first posting - excuse me if I am not doing this correctly. Heard a song on A Prairie Home Companion that I would like to find words and music for. The nain refrain went: " I Miss the Mississippi and You..." I believe this is also the title. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: robd@lanl.gov
Date: 28 Oct 96 - 11:24 AM

Doc Watson does this song. Don't remember which album it was on. Email me if you don't find satisfaction otherwise, and I'll see what I can do.

Rob


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: Bert
Date: 29 Oct 96 - 10:49 AM

Jimmie Rodgers sang it as well. I've got it in one of his books somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it out.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU (Rodgers)^^
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 07:44 AM

Could it be one of these two?

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU
(Jimmy Rogers)
 
I'm growing tired of the big city's lights
Tired of the glamor and tired of the sights
In all my dreams I'm roaming once more
I'm sad and weary, far away from home
Miss the Mississippi and you
 
Days are dark and dreary ev'rywhere I roam
Miss the Mississippi and you
Rolling the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Nothing seems to cheer me
Under heaven's dome
Miss the Mississippi and you
Yodelee...
 
Memories are bringing happy days of your
Miss the Mississippi and you
Mocking birds are singing
Miss the Mississippi and you
 
Rolling the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Longing for my homeland
Muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you

or

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU
 
 
I'm growing tired of these big city lights
Tired of the glamour, tired of the sights
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
Back to my home on the old river shore
Lord, I'm sad and weary far away from home
I 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
 
Yodel eie ioioiioiioo
Yodel eie ioioiioiioo
Yodel eie ioioiioiioo
 
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
 
I keep roamin' the old wide world over
Always alone, Lord I'm blue, so blue
Longing fom my homeland, muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you
 
Yodel eie ioioiioiioo
Yodel eie ioioiioiioo
Yodel eie ioioiioiioo


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU (Selvidge)^^
From: GUEST,Sterl
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 01:29 PM

"Miss The Mississippi and You" by Bill Halley is on Emmylou Harris' "Roses In The Snow Album", also, on Sid Selvidge, "Cold of the Morning" album. The music is a bit different on each rendition - both are good. Following are the words as Sid sings them:

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU

(intro)
I'm growing tired of the big city life
Tired of the glamor, tired of the strife
I'm always dreaming of roaming once more
Back to my home on the old river shore

(verse)
Days are dark and dreary everywhere I roam
I long for Mississippi and you
Nothing seems to cheer me, under heaven's dome
I miss the Mississippi and you

(bridge)
Roaming the wide world over
Always alone and blue
I am sad and weary, longing to go home
I miss the Mississippi and you

(verse)
Mocking birds are singing 'round the cabin door
While I dream of Mississippi and you
And my memories are bringing me happy days of yore
I have spent in Mississippi with you

(ending)
Searching for my home on that muddy water shore
Yes, I long for Mississippi and you
Tne Mississippi...and ....you. (like a yodel)


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: GUEST,celticat
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 12:23 AM

"I Miss The Mississippi And You" can also be found on Merle Haggard's Jimmy Rogers CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: Peg
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 02:42 AM

I have heard slightly different lyrics from both Doc Watson and Laurie Lewis...

for example, in the first verse "In all my dreams I am roaming once more, down by the banks of my old river shore..."


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Miss the Mississippi
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 10:21 PM

Couple of different lyrics here.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 06:44 PM

George S., Can you redo that blicky?

Also, though Jimmie Rodgers seems to be the main singer associated with this song, was Bill Halley the author? And what was the original copyright date?


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 06:46 AM

He was definitely Halley, but not sure of his first name. I've got some sheet music copyrighted 1932.

BJ


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 09:22 AM

Bill Halley is the author, but he may also be known as William H Heagney. It puzzled me at first when I did a search of the ASCAP copyright database at Copyright Database Searches for Miss The Mississippi and it came up with William H Heagney as author. However if you do a search for Halley as author, you get the same songs listed under the name Heagney (which I guess may have been his given name).

I mention this because at least one recording lists Heagney as author (although most give Halley). Heagney/Halley was also responsible for (amongst other things) Maria Elena.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: alinact
Date: 22 Jun 02 - 12:34 PM

Arlo Guthrie does a version on one of his albums as well.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Lyric request : I Miss the Mississippi
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 07:49 AM

Jimmie Rodgers' "Miss The Mississippi And You" (July 1933) can be heard at Old Time Music from 78s at honkingduck.com.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Miss the Mississippi
From: GUEST,Linda
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:11 PM

The song was written by my grandfather - the confusion over Halley and Heagney had something to do with copywriting - not sure of what that was - his real name was Willian Henry Heagney - I have come to hear this song a lot - Arlo Guthrie sounds most like my grandfather


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Miss the Mississippi
From: open mike
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 02:17 AM

I think I have heard this done by Greg Brown , too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Miss the Mississippi
From: GUEST,george4now
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 12:35 AM

doc did this on southbound


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Miss the Mississippi
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 11:28 AM

It's also done by Rosanne Cash. And also by Bob Dylan.

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Miss the Mississippi and You
by Bill Halley [Willian Henry Heagney]

D          B7          Em
I'm growing tired of the big city lights
E                        E7          A
Tired of the glamour and tired of the sights
G                     B7          Em
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
E7                     A7
Back to my home on the old river shore
D                  G             Gm
I am sad and weary far away from home
D             Em7   A7 D   A7
Miss the Mississippi and you dear
D                D7    G            Gm
Days are dark and dreary everywhere I roam
D             Em7   A7 D
Miss the Mississippi and you

G                      D
Roaming the wide world over
B7       Em7    A7
Always alone and blue, so blue
D                D7       G             Gm
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
D             Em7    A7 D
Miss the Mississippi and you

(Yodel:) G//G//D//D//D//A7//D//D//

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 form my homeland, muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you

from

http://www.arlo.net/resources/tablature/display.php?file=miss_mississippi.crd


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