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MUDDY WATER (A MISSISSIPPI MOAN) (Peter DeRose / Harry Richman / Jo Trent) Bessie Smith - 1927 Gene Austin - 1927 Ben Bernie & His Orch. - 1927 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: Bing Crosby) - 1927 Jack Hylton's Hyltonians (vocal: Al Starita) - 1927 The Piccadilly Revels (vocal: Al Starita) - 1927 Harold Lambert (with Jack Pettis & His Band) - 1927 Harry Richman - 1927 Bing Crosby (with The Buddy Cole Trio) - 1954 Also recorded by: Monette Moore; Madeleine Peyroux. As recorded by BESSIE SMITH, 2nd March 1927, New York: Dixie moonlight, Swanee shore Headin' homebound just once more To my Mississippi delta home Southland has a grand garden spot Although you believe or not I hear those breezes a-whispering "Come on back to me" Muddy water 'round my feet Muddy water in the street Just Gods own shelter Down on the delta Muddy water in my shoes Reelin' and rockin' to them low down blues They live in ease and comfort down there I do declare Been away a year today To wander and roam I don't care, it's muddy there But still it's my home sweet home Got my toes turned Dixie way 'Round that delta let me lay My heart cries out for muddy water (Contributed by Peter Akers - May 2009) ******************** As recorded by GENE AUSTIN: Dixie moonlight, Swanee shore Headin' homebound just once more To my Mississippi delta home, home, home Southland has a garden spot And though you believe or not I hear those breezes whispering "Come on back to me" Muddy water 'round my feet Muddy water in the street Just Gods own shelter Down on the delta Muddy water in my shoes Rockin' to those low down blues They live in peace and happiness there I declare I've been away a year today To wander and roam I don't care it's muddy there But still it's my home sweet home I've got my toes turned Dixie way Round that delta let me play My heart cries out for muddy water Muddy water all around round my feet Muddy water up and down the street Muddy water in my shoes Rockin' to those low down blues I've been away a year today To wander and roam I don't care it's muddy there But still it's my little ol' home I've got my toes turned Dixie way Round that delta let this old boy lay My heart cries out for muddy water (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2012) ******************** As recorded by AL STARITA with JACK HYLTON'S HYLTONIANS, 17th May 1927: Now, muddy water round my feet Muddy water in the street Just Gods own shelter Down on the delta Muddy water in my shoes Rockin' to those low down blues They live in ease and comfort down there I declare Been away a year today To wander and roam Well, I don't care it's muddy there But still it's my home sweet home Standing on the railroad track I'll grab the first train that takes me back My heart cries out for muddy water (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2012)

    


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