Charley Pride – Roll On Mississippi

On the lists of US Hot Country Songs, reached number # 7, and lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached number # 2. The song was included in Charley’s twenty-sixth studio album, Roll on Mississippi (RCA 1981)

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Song written by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan, was recorded for the first time by Charley Pride for the RCA label, was recorded on December 2, 1980, at Music City Music Hall, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN. With the production by Jerry Bradley, was released in February 1981, on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, reached number # 7, and lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached number # 2.

The song was included in Charley’s twenty-sixth studio album, Roll on Mississippi (RCA 1981), it was released in March 1981, on the Top Country Albums charts, it reached number # 17.



Versions:

Bill Phillips 1982 (51 West)
Lee Towers 1999 (Force Records)
Neal McCoy & Trace Adkins 2013 (Slate Creek)





Charley Pride – Roll On Mississippi Lyrics
Roll On Mississippi
Walking along, whistling a song
Half foot and fancy free,
A big riverboat, passing us by, she’s headed for New Orleans

There she goes, disappearing around the bend.
Roll on Mississippi, you make me feel like a child again.
A cool river breeze, like peppermint leaves,
The taste of it takes me back,

Chewin’ on a straw, torn overalls,
I can’t hold an old straw and muddy river.
Just like a long lost friend.

Roll on Mississippi, you make me feel like a child again
Roll on Mississippi, big river roll.
You’re the childhood dream that I grew up on.
Roll on Mississippi, carry me home.

Now I can see I’ve been away too long.
Roll on, Mississippi, roll on.
Now, when the world’s spinning round, too fast for me,
And I need a place to dream.

So I come to your banks, I sit in your shade
Relive the memories
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Roll on Mississippi, you make me feel like a child again
Roll on Mississippi, Big river roll

You’re the childhood dream that I grew up on.
Roll on Mississippi, carry me home.
Now I can see I’ve been away too long.

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on, Mississippi,
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

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