When It's Moonlight On The Mississippi
Music by ARTHUR LAMB
Words by BILLY VANDERVEER
Published 1915 by The Joe Morris Music Co.
Can't you hear those whistles blowing,
Steamboat's coming 'round the bend.
Ev'ry night in dreams I'm going,
where of sunshine there's no end.
Back, back to y dear old southern home,
Soon I'm goin' to roam.
When it's moonlight on the Mississippi,
Ev'rybody acts just like they're dippy,
Hear those banjos ring, darkies sing They're strumming and humming "My Old Kentucky Home," Pickaninnies dancing on the levee,
Mammy's shufflin' along, so big and heavy,
When it's moonlight on the Mississipi,
That's the paradise for me.
When it's me.
Moonlight makes me sigh for Dixie,
And the town where I was born.
Soon a train I'll take for Dixie,
To the fields of waving corn,
Back, back to the Venice of our land,
You all know it's grand.