Charley Pride – Roll On Mississippi

From the moment it hit the airwaves, it soared of the charts, capturing the hearts of listeners across the nation, #7 on US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) and #2 on Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

Unveiling Charley Pride’s Iconic Tune: «Roll On Mississippi»

Picture this: the gentle sway of a riverboat on the mighty Mississippi, the soulful twang of a guitar, and the rich, velvety voice of Charley Pride filling the air. «Roll On Mississippi» isn’t just a song; it’s a journey through the heart of America’s musical landscape.

The Story Behind the Song:

Charley Pride - Roll On Mississippi
Cover LP Charley Pride RCA 1981
Released in February 1981, «Roll On Mississippi» holds a special place in country music lore. Penned by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, this masterpiece was produced by Charley Pride himself along with Jerry Bradley and featured on «Roll On Mississippi.» From the moment it hit the airwaves, it soared of the charts, capturing the hearts of listeners across the nation, #7 on US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) and #2 on Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

The Essence of «Roll On Mississippi»:

At its core, «Roll On Mississippi» is a tribute to the iconic river that winds its way through the heart of America. With its poignant lyrics and infectious melody, the song paints a vivid picture of life along the Mississippi, celebrating its beauty and significance in American culture.




Charley Pride: A Legend in His Own Right:

Charley Pride - The Snakes Crawl At Night
Charley Pride
Now, let’s shine a spotlight on the man behind the music – Charley Pride. With countless number-one hits and a string of accolades to his name, Pride is a true icon of country music. From his chart-topping singles to his groundbreaking achievements, his legacy continues to inspire generations of artists.
In closing, «Roll On Mississippi» isn’t just a song; it’s a testament to the enduring power of country music. So, the next time you find yourself craving a musical journey down the Mississippi, just hit play and let Charley Pride be your guide.

COUNTRYPEDIA




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

GENIUS





Charley Pride - Roll On Mississippi
Single Charley Pride RCA 1981

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