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Leon Redbone – Mississippi Delta Blues lyrics

With friends around and even 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 in the delta on the Mississippi shore
In that muddy water, I long to be once more
Midnight shadows creep about and the whippoorwills call
You can hear old mammy shout, "Come in here, you all"

Way down on the levee, strolling in the pale moon light
You can see those steamboats and the fields of snowy white
That's a feeling I can't lose, the muddy water in my shoes
When I get that Mississippi Delta blues

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