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Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

Em-Bm-Em-Bm The Boswell Sisters Transcribed by Sally Fama Cochrane


Em

Soprano

# r & c # & c r # c r & #


Em Ba

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ba


ba ba ba ba

Em

r b n r
ba


ba ba ba ba

Contralto

dum

ba da

dum

ba da

Alto

r
Am

b n
B7

b n r r
Ba

&

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a oh.

CAlt.

# & # . &
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# # # #

da - dla - da da da da,

da - dla da da da da

da - a - a - a - a - a

# .
Em

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& & &

r b n r r

CAlt.

dum ba

da ba

ba

ba

ba

ba

da da

ba

ba

ba

ba

&

# # #

Em

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Em

Am

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on


B7

CAlt.

& # . .
da -dla da da da a ba dla da a da a,

ba - a - a - a - a - a - a - oh.

Here that whist - le,

&

# . .

10

&

# # #
Am

j j j
Em

j .
Em

CAlt.

& &

there goes the bell,

that means we're on our

wa - ay.

All

a - board boys,

14

&

#
Am

Em

CAlt.

# & & #

I'm feel -in' swell,

j j j j .
this is my happ -y da - ay.

Pad -dle wheel you're mi-ghty mi-ghty

3
S

18

& & &

# # #
G

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

A7


D7

# #

CAlt.

w
slow.

That's why I keep on shou -tin'

let he-er go!

Roll on you Miss-iss-ipp - i roll

22

& & &

# # #

j # # #w w

A7

CAlt.

on,

come on you laz - y steam - er quit your stall -in' and

# b
B b dim

move a - long.

25

# j j & n # n #
D

CAlt.

& &

# #

Riv - er riv - er,

j j b n j j # #

here we come.

Watch her smoke boy,

b n

here that eng-ine humm -in' lor -dy.

b n b

29

# j j &
G

j j j n

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

j j
G

j j
I a

w #w w
E7

CAlt.

& j j #
Take a

look

at that

sho

o - o - ore,

j j # j j #

with the folks

dore.

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E7

j
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&

# # # # # #
A # dim

w w

b n b b
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nw w w

CAlt.

& &
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There's

spot

ro - ound that

bend.

That's

my

A7

#w w

& & &

b b n
jo - our -ney's

CAlt.

home,

b. b.

my

end.

Come on you old man ri

# #
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ver come o - on,

bw

# # #

5
44

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

& n # # & # & b n b

A7

D7

C7

n # b
i roll. New

b b

# # #

b b

CAlt.

roll on you Miss - iss - ipp

Or -

leans,

he - e

llo,

bye - ey -

# j


A7

48

& & &

# # # # # #

# b #

# #
Em

CAlt.

bye,

New O - or

leans.

Gett - in'

long,

go - in'

strong,

Bat - on

Rouge,

so

b
B

# b
A7

53

&

n # #

j . j b. n j .

CAlt.

& b &

long.

b b
Say

cap -'n

tell me what's

the next big

town we - e'll see.

I'm

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on


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6
B

&

A7


it

j . j b.
as

D7

n y as #

j n. # j .
can

CAlt.

# & b &
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so

ex

ed

I'm

happ -

be,

bw w

oh!

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Em

j .

j #.

# j & j b b & & # # # # # j j


i roll on,

j j b j j j j
B7

b
er move on.

CAlt.

Roll on you Miss - iss- ipp

come on you laz - y steam

j j b
A7 D7 Em

b
Em

66

& &

j j j j j j j j j j j j b
da - da, da da, da da da da da da da


oh!

j . j . j .

CAlt.

da

oh

Clear that riv - er

& b j j j j j j b

7
71

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

& b & & # # # # b


D7

Em

b b

A7

n # n #
ba dl

CAlt.

here we come.

Watch her smoke boy,

here that hum.

Ba

a da da dl

b
B

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j & n # & j # # & j

j b j j . # b
E7

b
D7

n
a

CAlt.

a da dla da,

ba dla

j j j . #
da da da da ba da - n da n da da.

There's

j j j . b b
A7

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&

# # #

CAlt.

& b
spot,

round

# #

that

bend,

that's

my

home,

my

jour - ney's

&

Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on


85

8
G

& & &

# # # # # # # # #

j j j j # #
ver come on,

j j j j # j j #
you

CAlt.

end (herewecomin')

Dog on you ol' man ri

move on you la - zy stea -

j j # #
A7 D7

89

& & #
-

j j j j j j
on you

CAlt.

mer move

on.

Roll

Miss - iss - ipp - i roll

on,

&
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#
G

j j j j j j . . .

& & &

CAlt.

Miss

iss

ipp

roll

on.