Miss the Mississippi and You
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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I'm growing tired of the big city's lights
Tired of the glamor and tired of the sights
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
Back to my home on the old river shore

I am sad and weary far away from home
Miss the Mississippi and you, dear
Days are dark and dreary everywhere I roam
Miss the Mississippi and you

Rolling the wide world over
Always alone and blue, blue
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
Miss the Mississippi and you

Oh-del lay-ee oh-del lay-ee
Dee oh lay-ee oh-del lay-ee
Oh-del lay-ee oh-del lay-ee
Oh-del-ee-del lay-ee

Memories are bringing happy days of yore
Miss the Mississippi and you
Mockingbirds are singing 'round
The cabin door miss the Mississippi and you

Rolling the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Longing for my homeland, muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you

Oh-del lay-ee oh-del lay-ee




Dee oh lay-ee oh-del lay-ee

Mississippi and you
Line by Line Meaning

I'm growing tired of the big city's lights
I am fed up with the bright lights of the city.


Tired of the glamor and tired of the sights
I am done with the glitz and glamor of the city life.


In all my dreams I am roaming once more
In my daydreams, I wander around my childhood home.


Back to my home on the old river shore
I am longing for my hometown situated near the riverbank.


I am sad and weary far away from home
I am melancholic and exhausted, living away from my loved ones.


Miss the Mississippi and you, dear
I deeply miss my hometown and my beloved residing there.


Days are dark and dreary everywhere I roam
I feel hopeless and downhearted, even when traveling to various places.


Rolling the wide world over
Traveling to various distant places worldwide.


Always alone and blue, blue
Feeling lonely and dejected all the time.


Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
I find myself unable to find any happiness anywhere on Earth.


Memories are bringing happy days of yore
My recollections revive the memories of my past joyful days.


Mockingbirds are singing 'round the cabin door
The chirping of mockingbirds outside my neighborhood cabin is heart-melting.


Longing for my homeland, muddy water shore
I have an intense craving for my native land, located near the muddy river.


Mississippi and you
The only thing I want right now is Mississippi and my beloved residing there.




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champagne charlie

הדבקתי לך למטה. אחלה
של שיר.
I'm growing tired of the big city lights
Tired of the glamor and tired of the sights
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
Back to my home on that old river shore

I am sad and weary far away from home
Miss the Mississippi and you, dear
Days are dark and dreary and everywhere I roam
Miss the Mississippi and you

Roaming the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
Miss the Mississippi and you
.
Memories are bringing happy days of yore
Miss the mississippi and you, dear
Mockingbirds are singing round my cabin door
Miss the mississippi and you
Roamin' the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Longing for my homeland, muddy river shore
Miss the Mississippi and you



champagne charlie

I'm growing tired of the big city lights
Tired of the glamor and tired of the sights
In all my dreams I am roaming once more
Back to my home on that old river shore

I am sad and weary far away from home
Miss the Mississippi and you, dear
Days are dark and dreary and everywhere I roam
Miss the Mississippi and you

Roaming the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
Miss the Mississippi and you

Roamin' the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Nothing seems to cheer me under heaven's dome
Miss the Mississippi and you



All comments from YouTube:

Mike Hinko

Brought tears to my eyes.... Used to play this with my mom on the mandolin and brother on guitar. Wish she could hear me play it on guitar 15 years lateer. Id give anything to be able to sit down and jam with her again. Just figured out that you were the person Jimmy was referring o  when he said Miss the Mississippi & YOU, mom.

GoPreds 99

I was in a play in fourth grade. It was about The history of Mississippi and I was one of the few that wanted to sing this song. I ended up being Jimmy Rogers at the play and i sure this song

Jonny Ashton

awesome, all the best x

Tricia Navarro

<3

HEAR MYSONG

A landmark recording of pure American music. A hallmark of American ingenuity and greatness that seems lost or hidden today. Jimmy is a PIVOTAL FIGURE in American music bridging the formative years with the modern era. Very few songs hit the heart stings in the way this song does. I hope you are still strumming and humming Jimmy in a better world.

Roy Preston

Still brilliant after all these years

William Johnson

Jimmie was married to my great grandmother first cousin Stella Kelly they had kids, one day maybe I can write a book about Cousin Jimmie and Cousin Stella, thank you all so much for being fans of Cousin Jimmie Rogers. David

BORN2POO

@cooldog60 His first wife was named Stella, married for 2ish years.

cooldog60

Jimmies wife's name was Carrie.

Luc Scheyltjens

Jimmie Rogers or Jimmie Rodgers ?

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