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Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On
Words and Music by Eugene West, James McCaffrey, Dave Ringle - 1931
Verse:
Em             G+ G           Em6 Am -
B7 - Em         C7    Em C7  Em  C7  Em
Em             G+ G           Em6 Am -
B7 - Em         C7    Em C7  Em  C7  Em
Em             A7 D7 G -                   Db7
D               Bb7 E7          A7 D            Db7 D7
Chorus:
G - C7 -            C7+
G - A7 -
D7           A7 Ddim       D7 - -
G             D7 Gdim        G Gdim D7
G - C7 -            C7+
G - B7 -
Ddim - - -
Edim - - -            D7
G - E7 -
A7 D7 G -
Patter:
C7 - - -
A7 - - -
B7 - - Em
A7   D7         Db7 D7
1/2 Chorus:
G - C7 -              C7+
G - B7 -
Ddim - - -
Edim - - -              D7
G - E7 -
A7 D7 G - (end)
16-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
Hear that whis -tle, there goes the bell____
That means we're on our way____
All a -board, boy, I'm feel -in' swell____
This is my hap -py day____
Pad -dle wheel, you're migh -ty, migh -ty slow____
That's why I keep shout -ing "Let 'er go."____
 
Chorus:
Roll on, you Mis -sis -sip -pi, roll on____
Come on you La -zy steam -er, move on____
Clear the riv -er, here we come,
Watch her smoke boy hear that en -gine hum -min' Law -dy,
Take a look____ at that shore____
Soon I'll be with the folks I a -dore____
There's a spot____ 'Round that bend,
That's my home,____ my jour -ney's end,
Come on you Old Man Riv -er, come on____
Roll on, you Mis -sis -sip -pi roll on.
 
Patter:
Nat -chez town, Do -tell____ Fare -well,____ Nat -chez town
Must -n't fret____ I'm up -set____ Get -tin' worse you bet
I got -ta hol -ler so they'll hear it miles a -round
I want the world to know I'm Mem -phis bound.____ Oh! Law -dy
 
1/2 Chorus:
Take a look____ at that shore____
Soon I'll be with the folks I a -dore____
There's a spot____ 'Round that bend,
That's my home,____ my jour -ney's end,
Come on you Old Man Riv -er, come on____
Roll on, you Mis -sis -sip -pi roll on.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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