"Mississippi Queen" as written by David Rea, Felix Pappalardi, Laurence Laing and Leslie A. Weinstein....
Mississippi Queen, You know what I mean
Mississippi Queen, She taught me everything
Went down around Vicksburg, around Louisiana way
Where lived the Cajun Lady, aboard the Mississippi Queen
You know she was a dancer, she moved better on wine

While the rest of them dudes were gettin' their kicks
Boy, I beg your pardon, I was gettin' mine

Mississippi Queen, If you know what I mean
Mississippi Queen, She taught me everything
This lady she asked me, if I would be her man
You know that I told her, I'd do what I can
To keep her lookin' pretty, buy her dresses that shine

While the rest of them dudes were makin' their friends
Boy, I beg your pardon, I was loosin' mine

You know she was a dancer, she moved better on wine

While the rest of them dudes were gettin' their kicks
Boy, I beg your pardon, I was gettin' mine

Yeah, Mississippi Queen


Lyrics submitted by --dockwats--

"Mississippi Queen" as written by Felix Pappalardi David Rea

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    General CommentAccording to Corky Laing, the writer of 'Mississippi Queen': Back in August of '69, we were playing at a funky beach club called 30 Acres. It was the hottest summer ever in Nantucket, and one night the power blew [out] across the entire island! ... A buddy of mine had a girlfriend with him at the club who was visiting from Mississippi. She had on a see-through dress -- I can still remember this; she was amazing! Look, there were also Dexedrine in my system, and I was on overdrive. I looked at this beautiful girl and began screaming this song, 'cause there was no power.
    Nicholon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me this song is about dating a down-south stripper. "She moved better on wine" refers to the fact that most strippers have drug/alcohol addiction issues.

    Great song!
    Beef Weezleon September 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimple. I think this song is about a down-south prostitute. Great song, though.
    ylwsub68on February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics and drum parts were written by corky laing, the drummer from mountain. before he joined mountain, he was in a different band called energy. one time when they were putting on a concert, in new hampshire i think, the power went out so the only instrument that would work is the drums and corky laing noticed a girl dancing that interested him and he started playing drums to the beat of her dancing and shouting out thes lyrics. when he later joined up with mountain, he showed lesley west what he had witten and lesley west added the rest of the parts of this song.
    inmyhead888on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentinmyhead, that's awesome, thanks for the info. this is just a great summer song for the dirty roads. these guys saved the world in those no cream days :)
    --dockwats--on August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI did like this song. But dont hate me for saying this (to any hardcore mountain fans....) but I liked Ozzy's remake better.
    Zombie_Osbourneon January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLeslie West (the guitarist on this song) is the same guitarist on the Ozzy cover.
    kfe2on January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty good song, one of Mountains best, if not THE best. They almost sound like Lynard Skynard in this one.

    Oh, and Ozzy sucks so don't say that. I'm not even a hardcore Mountain fan, and I know that.
    Mr. No Nameon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentozzy isn't bad, but even though he had leslie west playing guitar on his version of this song, it was just horrible. this is not the kind of music that ozzys voice was meant sing.
    inmyhead888on March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"that's how a white man plays guitar."
    classicsfanon April 07, 2006   Link

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