Mississippi Moon
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


I've heard all about the tune that's called the alabama moon
But the mississippi moon is just as bright
And I can't forget the time
When I asked you to be mine
But the moon was shining on that happy night
And you promised me then you would wed me in june
That's why I love the mississippi moon

Oh the mississippi moon is smiling down tonight
And love just seems to fill the air
Thee wipplewills are plitting in it's mellow light
And calling to be lovers there
Let us stroll once again down to dear ol lovers lane
Where nature seems to softly croon
All the hearts will be so light while we wander there tonight
Underneath that mississippi moon

Yodel

Many years have come and gone since I met you there alone
But tonight I'm thinking just as much of you
As I did when hand and hand
We wandered in that magic land
Where we gave our pledge to love each other true

Come and go back with me
To that spot in memory
Just to see again that mississippi moon

Oh the mississippi moon is smiling down tonight
And love just seems to fill the air
The wipplewills are plitting in it's mellow light
And calling to be lovers there

Let us stroll once again down to dear ol lovers lane
Where nature seems to softly croon
All the hearts will be so light while we wander there tonight
Underneath that mississippi moon

Yodel again

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G Pa

But love jimmy and ALL his tunes

Judy Lear

Great old tune...thanks for posting...

Tennessee Walt

Note: This is not Rodgers' 1928 original recording, which featured only Rodgers and his guitar. The presence of two guitars (Fred Koone is the second) marks this as Rodgers' 1932 cover version. He's slightly awkward with the placement of the lyrics ("would wed me in June" and "seems to fill"), suggesting that he didn't remember the song as well as he had in the original recording.

INDY OSKARS

He hadn´t completed the lyrics to his satisfaction as often happens
when yer making up a song or lyrics "hand out that stew, love each other true"
Good for a beginning but I would also have changed that too.

Tennessee Walt

Absolutely. The best version is on the Bear Family Records supercollection "Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman," but it's on a number of other collections as well.

Jimmy Rodgers

Is the original recording still in existence?

David McKissack

Was there a song or tune titled "Mississippi Moon" prior to 1928? In 1919, the 27th Division (New York Division that served in WW 1) Players placed a collection of tunes -- titled "Let's Beat It" -- maybe jazz -- in a publication called "Mississippi Moon." The sheet music cover for it is on E-bay and can be found by searching "World War 1 27th Division."

SilvioManfredDante85

nice !!!

DarrenCKern

Does anybody know the chords to this? Or at least what key it's in?

Gary Knighting

Key of F. This is according to "The Legendary Jimmie Rogers Memorial Folio", Volume 2, published in 1967 by Peer International. Ralph Peer was Jimmie's original publisher. The Folio is long out of print, but the two volumes together or separately pop up on eBay from time to time, and between them contain the words and chords to 140 songs.

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