Sitting On Top of the World
Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics


Was all the summer, and all the fall,
Just trying to find my little all in all
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world

Was in the spring, one summer day
Just when she left me, she's gone to stay
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
An' you come here runnin', holdin' up your hand
Can't get me a woman, who can just kill a man
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world

It have been days, I didn't know your name
Why should I worry and prayer in vain
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world

Goin' to the station, down in the yard
Gone get me a freight train, worked some, got hard
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world

The lonesome days, they have gone by
Why should you beg me and say goodbye
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world

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Written by: Walter Jacobs Vinson

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

slint69

Was all the summer, and all the fall,
Just trying to find my little all in all
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
Was in the spring, one summer day
Just when she left me, she's gone to stay
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
An' you come here runnin', holdin' up your hand
Can't get me a woman, who can just kill a man
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
It have been days, I didn't know your name
Why should I worry and prayer in vain
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
Goin' to the station, down in the yard
Gone get me a freight train, worked some, got hard
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
The lonesome days, they have gone by
Why should you beg me and say goodbye
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world



All comments from YouTube:

Rick Milne

Lest we forget. This is the original version of a song that has been recorded by hundreds of musicians - and made them lots of money. Sadly, 99.9% of them would never have heard of the mighty Mississippi Sheiks

Charmaine Spencer

I'm sure you're correct that many too many songs, especially those by black artists, have been performed and recorded without proper atribution or royalties paid. This one, though, you might be confusing with "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" by Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young, which was popularized by Al Jolson. Completely different song.

Mitch Parel

@Rick Milne you sure can I'll look it up 😁 judging from all the comments we're not alone.

Rick Milne

Cheers Mitch. I have done many radio programs playing blues classics like these. Can I offer you my all-time fave; Tell Her About Me by Pine Top ( Aaron Sparks) St .Louis masterpiece.

Mitch Parel

@Rick Milne Rick check out Lucille Bogan Blind Boy Fuller Clifford Gibson.Mempis Minnie and Blind Blake but I'm sure 😃😊 you know all these geniuses.MS are my favorites. Help keep country blues alive 👍😋

Rick Milne

….and that a natural born fact Mitch!

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slint69

Was all the summer, and all the fall,
Just trying to find my little all in all
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
Was in the spring, one summer day
Just when she left me, she's gone to stay
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
An' you come here runnin', holdin' up your hand
Can't get me a woman, who can just kill a man
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
It have been days, I didn't know your name
Why should I worry and prayer in vain
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
Goin' to the station, down in the yard
Gone get me a freight train, worked some, got hard
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world
The lonesome days, they have gone by
Why should you beg me and say goodbye
But now she's gone, I don't worry
I'm sitting on top of the world

Doctorhamfat

Worked all the summer and all the fall

Flower power

Nice song 👍

Jake Mosca

This deserves WAY more credit than it has gotten. Without this era we would have nothing. Same goes for 'bulldozer blues' by Henry Thomas. Check that out and tell me it doesn't sound familiar lol.

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