From the album The Haunts of Youth

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Lyrics

(by Laurel Lane)

My love like the Mississippi flows
You're standing on the edge dipping your toes
Sparrows warble songs sublime
announcing a maid in her prime
Who's flutter finning right under your nose

Oh, Mississippi when are you gonna kiss me?
I've been putting all my eggs in your basket
Time won't stop as we grow old
and you're a man that I've been told
is worthy of spending a lifetime with

Popsicle boats sail as suitors row
I turn down whatever they propose
I am treading water, dear
waiting for you to jump in here
so don't be scared to dirty your dress clothes

Oh, Mississippi when are you gonna kiss me?
I've been putting all my eggs in your basket
Time won't stop as we grow old
and you're a man that I've been told
is worthy of spending a lifetime with

Other fellas are forming a line
Whiskey water's warm in winter time
It's a lot of fun in here
so whip your flippers into gear
and let me know if you've made up your mind

Oh, Mississippi when are you gonna kiss me?
I've been putting all my eggs in your basket
Time won't stop as we grow old
and you're a man that I've been told
is worthy of spending a lifetime with

I'm not asking for a cannonball
but a free-fall would be awfully nice
I am wondering if I should swim back
or just dead man's float and hold my knees real tight

Oh, Mississippi when are you gonna kiss me?
I've been putting all my eggs in your basket
Time won't stop as we grow old
and you're a man that I've been told
is worthy of spending a lifetime with