My cup is empty
and the water's high
The mighty river
is rough and wide
I passed the time Lord
But I failed at love
Big river send me
To Lord above

They stole from me
My shining angel
Her perfect body
Down by the highway side
Well I caught those rounders
And I gave them Hell
My price to pay
They let the judge decide

Mississippi moonlight
On judgement day
Louisiana chain gang
My dues to pay
Well I crossed my heart Lord
And I prayed to die
Now life stands still
'Neath the full moonlight

Now Mama don't you cry
Or go my bail
my watch and chain Ma
Are yours to keep
You taught me good things
I taught myself to fail
And I'll love you still
In my eternal sleep

Ninety Nine years
down in The Baton Rouge Penn
I'll work the dusty old highways
From end to end
Would I change it all
To have my freedom
My freedoms nothing
Now my darlings gone

Mississippi moonlight
On judgement day
Louisiana chain gang
My dues to pay
Well I crossed my heart Lord
And I prayed to die
Now life stands still
'Neath the full moonlight

Mississippi moonlight
On judgement day
Louisiana chain gang
My dues to pay
Well I crossed my heart Lord
And I prayed to die
Now life stands still
'Neath the full moonlight


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Mississippi Moonlight song meanings
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