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Winchester Jesse - Mississippi Youre On My Mind tab

Here's another gem by Jesse Winchester.
Accompaniment is simple both in structure and
especially in style. This is a vocalist song as
the accompaniment is subdued. At the beginning of
the song, the D chord used a hammer-on pattern
where you hammer on the second fret A string. I
play this song finger picked. Tempo is relatively
slow so that you and your audience can relish the
rich lyrics.  Hope you have fun with it.

Ben Rushing  (

Mississippi, You're on My Mind

Words and Music by Jesse Winchester

Key of D 

[D] I think I see [D7] a [G] wagon rutted [D] road

[D] with the weeds growing tall between the 

[A7] tracks, [D] and along one side [D7] runs a 

[G]rusty barbed wire [D] fence and beyond there 

sits an [A7] old tar paper [D]shack.


[G] Mississippi, you're on my mind, 

Missis-[D]-sippi, you're on my mind, 

[G7-barred 3rd fret] woh, [D] woh 

Missis-[A7]-sippi you're on my [D]mind.

I think I hear a noisy old John Deere in a field
specked with dirty cotton lint, and below the
field runs a little shady creek, and there you'll
find the cool green leaves of mint.


I think I smell the honeysuckle vine, the heavy
sweetness like to make me sick. And the dogs, my
God, they're hungry all the time and the snakes
are sleeping where the weeds are thick.


I think I feel an angry oven heat, the southern
sun just blazes in the sky. And in the dusty
weeds, an old fat grasshopper jumps. I wanna make
it to that creek before I fry.

[CHORUS--Repeat two times]

*  Ben Rushing, Jr.       * The opinions stated are my own  *
*  USM Box 9074           * and are not to be considered to * 
*  Hattiesburg, Ms. 39406 * be those of the University of   *
* * Southern Mississippi.           *
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