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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
469 I Can't Get Mississippi Off My Mind Billy Cotton ahb Harry Akst Joe Young `31 London December 1, 1931 CAR-896-1-2 Regal MR-463 A test pressing of CAR-896-2 exists, also featuring AB. It is not known if this was used for issue.
I Can't Get Mississippi Off My Mind

I Can't Get Mississippi Off My Mind

(Harry Akst / Joe Young)

Billy Cotton and His Band


Trouble on my hands
You, I did wrong
Speaking of the lands
Where I don't belong
No matter where I go
This heart just seems to know
I can't get Mississippi off my mind

Tired are these eyes
Long since they've seen
Purple tinted skies and patches of green
No matter where I go
This heart just seems to know
I can't get Mississippi off my mind

As a tot I got a lot of happiness
Waving at a passing train
Never dreamt that all it meant was loneliness
Don't these tears of mine explain

Weary all the day
No peace, or rest
Traveling far away
From those I love best

No matter where I go
This heart just seems to know
I can't get Mississippi off my mind