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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
351 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On NMDO Eugene West / James McCaffrey / David Ringle w/m `31 London June 11, 1931 OB-976-3 HMV B-6040 French B-6040 AB & The Three Ginx (Eric Handley, Ivor Robbins and Jack Joy). Ray Noble (piano) directing Max Goldberg, Bill Shakespeare (trumpets); Tony Thorpe (trombone); Laurie Payne (clarinet,, alto and baritone saxophones); Harry Hines (clarinet and alto saxophone); George Smith and Bob Wise (tenor saxophone); violins probably Hugo Rignold, Reg. Leopold and Nobby Clarke; Harry Jacobson (piano); Ben Thomas (guitar/banjo); Jack Evetts (string bass); Bill Harty (drums); Al Bowlly (vocal). Small Queen’s Hall, London, June 11, 1931.
Roll On, Mississippi, Roll OnThe Three Ginx

Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On

(Eugene West / James McCaffrey / David Ringle)


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Hear that whistle, there goes the bell
That means we're on our way
All aboard, I'm feelin' swell
This is my happy day
Paddle wheel, you're going, mighty slow
That's why I keep shouting "Let 'er go."

Roll on, you Mississippi, roll on
Come on you lazy steamer, move on
Clear the river, here we come
Watch her smoke boy hear that engine hum in' lawdy
Take a look at that shore
Soon I'll be with the folks I adore
There's a spot 'round that bend,
That's my home, my journey's end
Come on you Old Man River, come on
Roll on, you Mississippi roll on

New Orleans, hello!
Bye-bye New Orleans!
Get along
Goin' strong
Baton Rouge
Hold on!
I gotta holler so they'll hear it miles around
I want the world to know I'm Memphis bound

Take a look at that shore
Soon I'll be with the folks I adore
There's a spot 'round that bend
That's my home, my journey's end
Come on you Old Man River, come on
Roll on, you Mississippi roll on