From the recording Craft Singles

Originally a commissioned work from the St Paul Riverfront Corporation, 1993(?)
Dan Chouinard, accordion; Pete Johnson, drums; Jeffrey Willkomm, bass; Garue Rue, vocal and acoustic guitar.


M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-I, you and I,
On the Mississippi,
When I miss ya how I miss ya floatin’ under blue sky,
On the Mississippi,
Strollin’ on the levee in broad daylight,
Meet me at the river around midnight,
Cuz nothing beats a downtown Saturday night,
On the Mississippi,

Big, blue skyway, great Mississippi flyway,
The herons came back and we all cheered,
Families gather, doin’ those things they’d rather,
Music on the island, sweet to hear,
It’s better by the river, come along, my dear!

M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i, you and I,
On the Mississippi,
When I miss ya how I miss ya, like the fourth of July,
On the Mississippi,
Can those other rivers do all you can?
All those other rivers know you’re better than,
I know I’ll never leave my home again,
On the Mississippi.

(Play one, Dan…)

Long and lazy,
Sometimes you roll like crazy,
But I never knew you for stickin’ around,
Strong, good lookin’,
Great place to throw my hook in,
Meet me at the river, wontcha come on down?
I’m a little off balance on solid ground (without you),

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