Old Crow Medicine Show Child of the Mississippi cover

Child of the Mississippi
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Apr 20, 2018

Child of the Mississippi Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Son of river man, muddy water's all I've known
I was born out on the banks, Mama died when I was young
Just before my daddy left, he hollered out at me
"Son you're a child of the Mississippi"
My schoolin' was a steamboat, and I was educated well
On a sternin' double wheeler, where I learned my rebel yell
Then I started roustaboutin' at the age of thirteen
Lord, I'm a child of the Mississippi
Verse 2
I was raised on the river, muddy water gonna carry me home
She's gonna rock me like a baby rollin' in her sweet lovin' arms
Just a barefoot boy born in in Dixieland
Brought up on the banks to be a river man
Sweet child of the Mississippi
Verse 3
I know every stretch of river, I know every railroad bridge
From up in St. Paul Minnesota, down south to the Memphis pyramid
Lord she's [?] and lonesome, and I've known since I was a kid
I was a child of the Mississippi
Verse 4
I was raised on the river, muddy water gonna carry me home
She's gonna rock me like a baby rollin' in her sweet lovin' arms
Just a barefoot boy born in in Dixieland
Brought up on the banks to be a river man
Sweet child of the Mississippi
Verse 5
Well I sure miss my mama, and I even miss ol' Pa
But I love that muddy water most of all
Verse 6
I was raised on the river, muddy water gonna carry me home
She's gonna rock me like a baby rollin' in her sweet lovin' arms
I was a barefoot boy born in in Dixieland
Brought up on the banks to be a river man
Sweet child of the Mississippi
Sweet child of the Mississippi
Sweet child of the Mississippi
Sweet child of the Mississippi

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