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On The Mississippi
Words by Ballard Macdonald, Music by Caroll and Fields - 1912
Eb - Bb7 -
Eb             Ab Gm             Ab Eb Bb7
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C7 F7 Bb7 -
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C7 - Fm Bb7
Eb - Bb7 -
Eb             Ab F7              Bb7 Eb -            (repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
On the Mississippi, On the Mississippi,
Where those boats go puffin' along.
On the Mississippi, People all go dippy,
When they hear a little bit of ragtime melody.
It seems I hear them singing, See them buck and winging,
To the banjos ringing, Oh, my heart is clinging,
To the Mississippi, Dear old Mississippi,
That's where I was born.
Listen to the Big Ben Banjo Band perform "On The Mississippi" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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