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gonna get me a greyhound ticket
get me to mississippi
get me out of this mess i got myself into in this city
gonna get me to Mississippi
gonna get me to Mississippi
Mississippi got trees tall as any building in this town
she got lakes as wide as the superdome is round
she got hills you can walk up and look down

i never been further east of the liquor store on claiborne avenue
were the boys hang out on the corner and call my name
"yo henry you got that twenty five dollar you owe
don't say we didn't warn you
can't say we didn't warn you"
gonna get me a greyhound ticket...

i never been further west of the charity hospital on tulane
the emergency room and here i am again
all thanks to the boys that hang out on the corner of Claiborne avenue
can't say they didn't warn me
won't say they didn't warn me
gonna get me a greyhound ticket...

in Mississippi i'm gonna find me a little shack
where i can walk any where i want
without watching my back
and when somebody shouts my name "yo henry"
won't give me no heart attack
won't give me no heart attack

i never been north of pontchartrain or south of the west bank
i never been anywhere but now i think it may be time
to get me a greyhound ticket...

©2000 Mike West

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