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Frank in the swamps Lyr Req: Tishomingo Blues (20) Lyr Add: TISHOMINGO BLUES (Spencer Williams) 08 Feb 98

Heh, Heh, I was digging around trying to find "Blackbottom blues" for Sharon and guess what I found....

Words & Music by Spencer Williams
Copyright 1917 Edward B. Marks music corp. Renewed 1944.

Oh Mississippi, Oh Mississippi, my heart cries out for you in sadness,
I want to be where, the wintry winds don't blow,
down where the southern moon swings low, That's where I want to go.....

(Chorus) I'm goin' to Tishomingo, because I'm sad today,
I wish to linger, way down old Dixie way.
Oh my weary heart cries out in pain, oh how I wish that I was back again,
with a race, in a place, where they make you welcome all the time.
Way down in Mississippi, among the cypress trees,
they get you dippy, with their strange melodies,
to resist, temptation, I just can't refuse,
In Tishomingo, I wish to linger,
where they play those weary blues.

(Verse) Tonight I'm prayin' Tonight I'm sayin' Oh lord please bless the train that takes me.
To Tishomingo, way down old Dixie way,
Where Southern folks are always gay, That's why you hear me say....

(Chorus) etc...

Wait 'till my buds find out we've never been playing the whole tune, just the chorus.

Frank I.T.S.

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