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Tiger Lyr/Chord Req: Mississippi Delta Blues (9) RE: Lyr/Chrd Req: Mississippi Delta Blues 02 May 03


You can use this for the chords, just transpose.

"Mississippi Delta Blues" --Jack Neville and Jimmy Rodgers version

Intro:C/Dm/ /C/C/A7/G7/C

1. [C]There's friends around[Cdim] and [C]even [D7]pals [A7]that I [D7]know are true,
    [G7]Still, I'm lonely, homesick and [C]blue. [D7] [G7]
   [C]There's no one who can cheer [Cm]me when [G]I'm [D7] a-[G]lone,
   [D7]Longing for my Mississippi [G7]home.

2. [C]Way down on thee delta, on that Mississippi [G7]shore,
   In that muddy water, I long to be, once [C]more.
   [C#7]When night shadows creep about [E7]and the whippoorwills [Am]call,
   [D7]You can hear old mammy shout: "Come in here, you [G7]all."

3. [C]Way down on the levee, strolling in the pale moonlight,[G7]
   You can see those steamboats and the [Am]fields of [E7]snowy [Am]white,
   There's a [Dm]feeling I can't lose, that muddy [C]water's in my [A7]shoes,
   [G7]When I get that Mississippi Delta [C]Blues.

4. (YODEL) de yo de [G7]lay hee hee, oh lay hee hee,
        de yo de [C]lay hee hee, lay hee.

5. I [C]long to hear[Cdim] them [C]darkies [D7]sing [A7]those old [D7]melodies
   [G7]"Swanee River" and "Old Black [C]Joe" [D7] [G7]
   [C]Sweet magnolia perfume, [Cm]floating [G]on [D7]the [G]breeze,
   [D7]Way down south is where I long to [G7]go.

Repeat verses 2, 3, and 4.


Mississippi Delta Blues -- Leon Redbone

With friends around and new-found pals I know are true,
Still, I'm lonely, homesick and blue.
There's no one who can cheer me when I'm all alone,
Longing for my Mississippi home.

        Way down on the delta, on the Mississippi shore,
        In that muddy water, I'd love to be, once more.
        When those shadows creep about and the whippoorwills call,
        You can hear old Mammy shout: "Come in here, you all."

        Way down on the leveŽ, strolling in the pale moonlight,
        You can see those steamboats in the fields of snowy white,
        There's a feeling I can't lose, the muddy water in my shoes,
        When I get them Mississippi Delta Blues.
        (YODEL)

The first song can be found on Jimmy Rodgers vinyl album (RCA Victor LPM-1640 33RPM) called "Train Whistle Blues". "Mississippi Delta Blues" is in Volume 2 of the music book "The Legendary Jimmy Rodgers Memorial Folio" and in the back it lists the contents of Volume 1. It was published by Peer International Corporation, in New York in 1967. The folios are still available at music stores.


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