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GUEST,Riverboat Annie Lyr Add: Skippin' in the Mississippi Dew (Hartford (18) Lyr Add: SKIPPIN' IN THE MISSISSIPPI DEW (Hartford 17 Feb 01


SKIPPIN' IN THE MISSISSIPPI DEW
As recorded by John Hartford on "Mark Twang" (1976)

1. Well I dream of a girl and a steerin' wheel steamboat
A pilothouse stove and engine-room brass
Hangin' on a post by the main-deck stairway
Long hair skippin' in the Mississippi dew

CHORUS: Oh the river run wide, run deep, run muddy
The river run long after I am gone
With the steamboat wheelin' on a big wide bend
Just skippin' in the Mississippi dew

2. Well I went up the river come way last Sunday
Twelve feet of water on the Memphis gage
Wouldn't be home without the muddy water rollin'
Paddlewheel skippin' in the Mississippi dew. CHORUS

3. Now it used to be spring I'd ship on the river
Thirty-five days on a Balla [sic] line boat
I'd make a little money, get a springtime chicken
And take off a-skippin' in the Mississippi Dew. CHORUS TWICE


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