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Mississippi Song


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As a wee lass in the Alaskan wilderness 
I always did my best in my learning to progress 
So you can imagine my excitement when one day 
I learned to spell the state with the longest name

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I 
Drunk on the feeling, I thought I could fly 
Though only 8, complete I could die 
I could spell M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

I often studied your state in picture books 
But some certainly caused me to take a second look 
Somewhere so unrealistic, impossible it seemed 
They claimed in December you could still see the color green

I looked out of my window to the frozen tundra far below 
It was just a white maze, a canvas of blank snow 
I vowed one day that I must surely go 
To investigate this exotic state 
So that for myself I'd know

My brain became fevered, I could only think of it 
I schemed and I planned so much it nearly made me sick 
But how on earth would a small child from Alaska to the deep South one day get? 
It would take some planning to pull off such a miraculous trick

Perhaps if I joined the Circus, I could travel there one day 
Or if I were a hobo, I could surely catch a train 
But then the idea hit me, it didn't seem that strange 
If I could just figure out a way to sing upon the stage

So I practiced and I practiced and I practiced then some more 
I imagined Mississippians yelling out "Encore!" 
So you can imagine it really is a dream come true 
To be standing here on this stage, singing now for you

And it all started with M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I 
Drunk on the feeling, I thought I could fly 
Though only 8, complete I could die 
I could spell M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I 
Drunk on the feeling, I thought I could fly 
Though only 8, complete I could die 
My sheer excitement could only be described as pure glee 
The state with the longest name is no match for me

Mississippi Song