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Mighty Mississippi

Charles Bennett

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met a man in Tucson about a day or so ago
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He said, "Hey man, can I interest you in this transistor radio?"
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I said, "Hmm, nope, you see I got this here guitar"
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He said, "Play for me, play for me one of your more worldly songs"
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I said, "I haven't been around the world, but I wrote a million songs

I haven't been to Portland, I haven't been to Spain
And I would love to see Moscow in it's cold November rain
But I've been down, down the Mighty Mississippi River
To the Gulf of Mexico
The moon was hanging brightly and the moon was hanging high
The mighty river muddy, black like a sin-filled midnight sky
I met with a stranger with a stifling laughter and one magnetic eye
He said, "Hey son, I've got a deal for you, a deal for you have I"
"You can take it, you can leave it, you can borrow, you can steal it"
"What's the price you say?" "Son," he said, "for your heavenly soul
"I'll make you king for a day, and that day will last a lifetime So, c'mon, whataya say?

And we went down down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico
And we went down down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico

I went back to the stranger and he took out his guitar.
He said, "Hey son, I've got a deal for you, now think this through real hard
"If you play me a song that can make me laugh, you get this here guitar
But if you make me cry, well, my oh my, kiss your sweet ass good-bye!"

And we went down down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico
And we went down down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico

Exodus, Demitrius, Mark and Luke, Jehovah
All went on a fishing trip right outside of Nova Scotia
Moses said to Abraham, "Hey, bring me another beer"
Jesus said to Joseph, "What's Judas doing here?"
Then the devil came a'knocking, and he crossed up all their lines
And Jesus knocked old Moses out the boat into the wine
Joseph started laughing, Jesus laughed the loudest
Moses was feeling fine, and all god's children jumped in the river
Of cheap burgundy wine

And we went down down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico
And we went down down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico
Call me, Lord, the devil's come a'knockin', is it time for me to go?
As we went down, down the Mighty Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico

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