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Skippin' in the Mississippi Dew

This song is by New Grass Revival and appears on the album Fly Through The Country (1975).

Well I dream of a girl and a steering wheel steamboat
A pilothouse stove and engine room brass
Hanging on a post by the maindeck stairway
Long hair skippin in the Mississippi dew



Oh the river run wide, run deep, run muddy
The river run long after I am gone
With the steamboat wheeling on a big wide bend
Just skippin in the Mississippi Dew



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 rolling
Paddle wheel skippin in the Mississippi dew



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



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



Oh the river run wide, run deep, run muddy
Oh the river run long after I am gone
With the steam boat wheelin round a big wide bend
Just skippin in the Mississippi dew

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