Roll On, Missouri
Music by HARRY CARROLL
Words by BALLARD MACDONALD
Published 1913 by Shapiro Music Pub. Co
Down the broad Missouri in the moonlight,
On a raft a mighty lonesome coon,
Knelt on his knees, hollerin'
You're too much at ease,
Seems to me you're flowing like Molasses,
Go on river roll along.
This raft I'm straddling,
See how I'm paddling,
Listen Missouri 'cause I'm pleading strong"
Roll on, roll on, river Missouri, for me,
On your silv'ry bossom let me float once more,
Carry me back to the sunny land, where I was born,
Oh, roll on, roll, on, till my little cabin I see,
Wind your way to the land of cotton, and the cinamon seed and sandy bottom,
Won't you rol on, roll on, river Missouri for me? me?
If I thought you all could keep it secret,
Then Missouri I'd sure tell you why
If I could slip up on this trip
There's be some weepin in old Mississipp,
'Cause there's someone lookin' for me yonder,
And she promised me she'd wait.
You'll save her worryin' If you keep hurryin'
Go on Missouri 'or I'll sure be late.