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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
404 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On Sid Phillips & his Melodians Eugene West / James McCaffrey / David Ringle w/m `31 London c. late August, 1931 13772-1,-2 EBW 5358 SID PHILLIPS AND HIS MELODIANS: Sid Phillips (clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, director); Harry Phillips-?, Murray Dempsey (trumpets); Sid Kruger (trombone); Harry Smith (alto sax); Alf Newman (piano); Ralph Phillips (banjo, guitar); Mick Tisco (tuba, string bass); Joe Badis (drums); Al Bowlly (vocals). Both takes exist and believed issued under the same catalogue number.

Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On

Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On

(Eugene West / James McCaffrey / David Ringle)

Sid Phillips & his Melodians

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
Baby Rouge
So long!

Say Captain tell me
What's the next big town we'll see
I'm so excited, I forgot my geography

Natures town, do tell, farewell, natures town
Mustn't fret, I'm upset, gettin' worse, you bet
I gotta holler so they'll hear it miles around
I want the world to know that I'm Memphis bound
Come on you Old Man River, come on
Roll on, you Mississippi roll on.