Jim Croce Mississippi Lady Lyrics

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
  • 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

    Written by: James Croce
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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