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Muddy Mississippi

verse 1:
I tried my hand in the city,
but good luck just wasn't in the cards.
I never got dealt any diamonds,
and I threw away my money betting on the Queen of Hearts.

verse 2:
I crossed the country on a Greyhound,
and I rode it to the California shore.
Now I'm sitting in a box car rolling Southbound,
where I'll sit until I jump off back behind the gen'ral store.

chorus:
It's been too long I've been out on my own
I'm gettin' back to my Alabama girl and my muddy Mississippi home

verse 3:
I tried my luck with bettin' in the brothel,
but I'll admit that poker Ďaint my game.
I'd much perfer to sit a-sippin' whiskey
while all the girls who've got my money sit and do the same.

verse 4:
Now Curtis was a wise man and a singer,
he picked that Dobro like I pick a fight.
His pulpit was the porch swing and the stars were his insight
and he picked upon his Dobro singing to the moonlit night...

bridge:
Singing "If you're feeling lonely, know she's feeling just the same
Hitch out to the station, yes and hop the next freight train.
Cause she's as like as you to want to roam.

chorus:
Get back to your Alabama girl and your muddy Mississippi home.
Get back to your Alabama girl and your muddy Mississippi home.
It's been to long you've been out here all on your own"
I'm gettin' back to my Alabama girl and my muddy Mississippi home.
I'm gettin' back to my Alabama girl and my muddy Mississippi home.

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