Jim Croce Mississippi Lady Lyrics

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With just a sleeping bag and an old guitar
I left the band in New Orleans
I did some time with the bottle, some with the river queens
I never thought I would meet a girl
Who could turn my head around
Till I met that Mississippi Lady in sleepy Gulfport town, she was a

[Chorus]
Mississippi Lady
My lovin' Gulfport gal
She taught me how to love
And she really loved me well
She took me up to heaven
Then she brought me down
That Mississippi Lady, Sweet Cordelia Brown

Hot July in Gulfport
And I was working in the bars
And she was working on the street
With the rest of the evening stars
She said, I never met a guy
Who could turn my head around
And that's really sayin' something
For Sweet Cordelia Brown

She was a

[Chorus]

Now I'm back in New York City
Playin' in a band
But my mind's on Mississippi
Is it hard to understand
I never thought I would meet a girl
Who could bring me that far down
Like the girl I met in Gulfport
Sweet Cordelia Brown

She was a

[Chorus]

That Mississippi lady, Sweet Cordelia Brown
The Faces I've Been Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 This Land is Your Land
  • 2 Greenback Dollar
  • 3 Pig's Song
  • 4 Gunga Din
  • 5 Sun Come Up
  • 6 Big Fat Woman
  • 7 Charlie Green Play That Slide Trombone
  • 8 Railroads and Riverboats
  • 9 Railroad Song
  • 10 The Way We Used to Be
  • 11 Maybe Tomorrow
  • 12 Stone Walls
  • 13 I Remember Mary
  • 14 Country Girl
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Which Way Are You Goin'
  • 2 King's Song
  • 3 Mississippi Lady
  • 4 Chain Gang Medley
  • 5 Old Man River
  • 6 Carmella....South Philly
  • 7 Cars and Dates, Chrome and Clubs
  • 8 The Chinese
  • 9 Trucks and Ups
  • 10 The Army


  • Written by: James Croce
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