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Wagon Wheel 603
     
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Mississippi
 
ID: 837
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

LabelWagon Wheel
WEB SITE www.windsorrecords.com
Label information
Grid list of Wagon Wheel recordings
Number603
TypeSinging Call
Copies17
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration4:02
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Ken Bower (picture)     recordings by Ken Bower

Ken Bower

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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*Early in the morning gonna hitch a ride down to New Orleans
Wanta find myself a little Cajun Queen

Walk around that corner gal, see saw your baby
Men star right, once around I say (easy there boy)
Find the corner girl and go left allemande
Do a dosado and promenade
And the Mississippi River runs like molasses in the summertime
And me, you know, I don't hardly mind


FIGURE (twice for heads, twice for sides)    Basic, corner progression

One and three promenade, go halfway
Do a right and left thru and turn I say
Dosado go full around, now face the corner girl, swing her
Left allemande and weave the ring (music interlude)
Do a dosado and promenade
And the Mississippi River runs like molasses in the summertime
And me, you know, I don't hardly mind


*Sipping a beer on Bourbon Street, I'm sittin' easy
Don't get me wrong, it takes a lot to please me

 
Lyrics

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Mississippi Lyrics ID: 1593

Early in the mornin', she hitched a ride down to Louisville
Holdin' onto a hundred dollar bill
Dressed herself like a Cajun Queen in New Orleans, baby
Yeah, she looked good, like a lady

And the Mississippi River runs like molasses in the summertime
And me, you know, I don't hardly mind

Sippin' on a beer in Bourbon Street and I'm sittin' easy
Don't get me wrong, it takes a lot to please me

Have a seat an' take a load off your feet, and she said "Yes"
So I said, "I like your dress"
Swamps all around make ya feel kinda funny, don't they, honey
She crossed her legs and looked at me funny

Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin' (what you're doin')
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'

Early in the mornin', she hitched a ride down to Louisville (Louisville)
Holdin' onto a hundred dollar bill
Dressed herself like a Cajun Queen in New Orleans, baby
Yeah, she looked good, like a lady

And the Mississippi River, it runs like molasses in the summertime
And me, you know, I don't hardly mind

Sippin' on a beer in Bourbon Street and I'm sittin' easy
Don't get me wrong, it takes a lot to please me

Everybody sing

Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'

Have a seat, take a load off your feet, and she said "Yes"
So I said, "I like your dress"
Swamps all around make ya feel kinda funny, don't they, honey
She crossed her legs and looked at me funny

Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin' (what you're doin')
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin' (what you're doin')
Down on the bayou, why, you never know just what you're doin'

Lyrics by John Phillips.
Recorded by John Phillips.
 

Comments

I am Australian, and I first heard this song over 15 years ago on my local radio station in Canberra. It made me want to fix myself a bourbon there and then, even though I was underage. And imagine the thrill when I discovered some of my American ancestors were born in Kentucky, around 30 miles from Louisville (Bardstown, off Route 64, in fact). It's in the blood! An utterly brilliant song, this one, with some of the most evocative and amusing lyrics you'll hear anywhere. It don't take a lot to please me! So nice to see it again.
Posted by J Hurst on 20 January 2009     ID: 244

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