Miss the Mississippi and You

Written by Bill Halley, first recorded by Jimmie Rodgers
Recorded by Bob Dylan, Early/Mid June 1992 (according to Olof Björner)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Dylan's version

See below for Jimmie Rodgers's version

Capo 3rd fret (sounding key Bb major)


G           E7             Am
I'm growing tired of these big city nights
D                        G                    *)  G             E
Tired of the glamour and tired of the sights    |-------------|--------
C                      G *)        E(7)         |-------------|--------
In all my dreams, I am roving once more         |-4---3---2---|-1------
A                      D                        |-5---4---3---|-2------
Back to my home on the old river shore          |-------------|--------
                                                |-------------|--------
G
I am sad and weary,
C             Cm
far away from home
G               D        G    D
Miss the Mississippi and you, dear.
G
Nights are dark and dreary
C            Cm
Everywhere I roam
G               D        G
Miss the Mississippi and you.
C                       G
Rolling this wide world over
A                D
Always alone and blue, blue
G
Nothing seems to cheer me
C              Cm
Under heaven's dome
G               D        G
Miss the Mississippi and you

C . . | . . . | G . . | . . . |
G . . | D . . | G . . | . . . |
Memories are bringing
happy days of yore
Missing Mississippi and you
Mockingbirds are singing
around the cabin door
Miss the Mississippi and you
Rolling this wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Longing for my homeland
Muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you

G . . | . . . | C . . |Cm . . |
G . . | D . . | G            ||

Jimmie Rodgers's version

Capo 3rd fret (sounding key Eb major)

[intro:]

C . . | C7 . . | F  .     .   | Fm6 . .
C . . | G7 . . | C  F7/c  G/b | C

C           A    (Dm/a A)  Dm                 (Dm6 Dmmaj7)
I'm growing tired of   the big city's lights
Dm           G           C                     *)F     C   B
Tired of the glamour and tired of the sights    -----|-------------|----------
F      *)              A            Dm          -----|-------------|----------
In all my dreams, I am roaming once more        -----|-------------|----------
D7                     G                        -3---|-2---1---0---|-2--------
Back to my home on the old river shore          -3---|-3---2---1---|-0--------
                                                -----|-------------|----------
                                                 my dreams I   am    roaming . . .
C/e          C7/e
I am sad and weary,
F             Fm6b                      **)  C    C6   C      G9       G7
far away from home                         |----------------|--------------|
C/e     (/eb)   G7/d     C    G7 **)       |----------------|--------------|
Miss the Mississippi and you, dear.        |------2----0----|------2---0---|
C/e               C7/e                     |----2-----------|----3---------|
Days are dark and dreary                   |-3--------------|-5------------|
F            Fm6                           |----------------|--------------|
Everywhere I roam
C       (/eb)   G7/d     C      C7
Miss the Mississippi and you.
F                       C
Rolling this wide world over
Am      D7       G     G7
Always alone and blue, blue
C/e              C7/e
Nothing seems to cheer me
F              Fm6
Under heaven's dome
C/e     (/eb)   G7/d     C
Miss the Mississippi and you

F . . | . . . | C . . | . . . |
C . . | G . . | C . . | . . . |
[yodeling interlude]
Memories are bringing
happy days of yore
Miss the Mississippi and you
Mockingbirds are singing
'round the cabin door
Miss the Mississippi and you
Rolling the wide world over
Always alone and blue, so blue
Longing for my homeland
Muddy water shore
Miss the Mississippi and you

F . . | . . . | C . . | . . . |

       C    G7  C
Mississippi and you