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Recorded by: Hank Snow on RCA Camden 
              Written by: Jimmie Rodgers 
              Submitted by:  Bill Winfield  (billw@nexicom.net) 
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Oh you Mississippi River, with waters so deep and wide 
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My thoughts of you keep risin', just like an evening tide   
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I'm just like a seagull that's left the sea 
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Oh your muddy waters keep on callin' me   
I'm gonna pack my grip and head that way 
You'll see me hanging 'round again some day 
'Cause I know that's the only way to lose 
The Mississippi River blues 
I've often ridden on your bosom   
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From Memphis down to New Orleans 
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Floating over muddy waters, drifting through familiar scenes  
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And when I hear that whistle of an old steam boat 
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Down that Mississippi River again I'm a-going to float   
Repeat Chorus. 
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(for last line, substitute: That mean old Mississippi River Blues 
I don't know if this is the same song that "Helen" was looking for.  But it 
sure is the Hank Snow version.   I've been singing it for 20 years or more.
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