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The Delta Flyers: Tunes

Leavin' Mississippi

(Stevie DuPree)
December 31, 2014
DuPree, Keeley, Poole

Four long days and four long nights, now – I been callin’ out your name, girl

I got to get things right between us – I hurt you bad and I know I’m to blame

 

Sometimes a man can be so hard-headed - Actin’ a fool as if it was planned

Lord, I didn’t mean to hurt you, baby – I’ll shout it from the witness stand

 

Then I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi

Yes, I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – With my baby, hand in hand

 

Then I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi

Yes, I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – With my baby, hand in hand

 

I remember that old story about Jonah – How he got swallowed up by that whale

He spent some time, Lord, rollin’ & tumblin’ – But his faith it did not fail him, no

 

I got faith that I’m gonna find you, baby – You know my heart is at your command

I’ll do whatever it takes, little darlin’ – to make sure the fires of love get fanned

 

Then I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi

Yes, I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – With my baby, hand in hand

 

Then I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi

Yes, I’ll be leavin’ Mississippi – With my baby, hand in hand