Mississippi River

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The Mississippi River will never run dry.

She's twenty-three hundred miles from bow to stern,
and if you're a captain you'll know every turn.
She winds through St. Louis and down from St. Paul,
and may be the prettiest thing you ever saw!

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
The Mississippi River will never run dry.

If you're a traveler like Huck Finn or Jim,
when it gets choppy I hope you can swim.
'cause the current is fast and the water runs deep,
and if you're not careful your soul she will keep.

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
The Mississippi River will never run dry.

I have been told about old pirate ships
that travel the river like doomed floating crypts.
With skeleton crewmen and ghosts in the hull,
it's a little bit scary but never gets dull!

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
The Mississippi River will never run dry.