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Mississippi
 
 John Phillips
Wagon Wheel 603
 
 
ID: 837
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TypeSinging CallWagon Wheel
Label information
Grid list of Wagon Wheel recordings
Quantity17
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm119
Duration4:02
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

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

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
Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1453 Walk Around The Corner [Basic]
921 See Saw [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
1875 5/4 (fraction)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1882 Face Your Corner
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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