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Mississippi Rose

Written by C. Anthony & J. Percy

I met my only rose in Mississippi
Thorns telling me beware but I didn't give no care
Then she left me at the corner of nowhere

For forty nights I roamed the Delta
'Till the Devil found me there  
And he told me to beware and I'm coming back for you I swear

Don't take me to the Preacher
Leave me in this motel bed
I will rest my weary head
I will lie here 'till I'm dead
Where the broken lovers lay or so it's said

So I headed west from Jackson
For to find my one true love
But the Devil found me there and he told me to beware
And he left me at the corner of nowhere

Oh I can't get no damn reflection
I ain't feelin' no remorse
I've been hanging from the saddle 
Of my baby's broken horse
God knows that if I die here
I will not die alone
For the Devil
Will carry me 
Home

I raced all night along The Mississippi
River's tellin' me beware but I didn't give no care
And I might die here tonight oh God I swear

I was reaching' for the shotgun it shone in the Sherriff's light 
He was lookin' for the kill me in that cold Delta night
And I knew then that the Devil
Had it right

Oh I can't get no damn reflection
I ain't feelin' no remorse
I've been hanging from the saddle
Of my baby's broken horse
God knows that if I die here
I will not die alone
For the Devil
Will carry me 
Home
Carry me
Home
Yeah

Will carry me 
Home

Will carry me 
Home

Carry me home