Well, it's a long long way
It's a long long way
To the Gulf of Mexico

    Well, I make my home on the Mississippi
    I'm a roustabout on a Steamboat line
    Let's hit the deck on a Monday morning
    Let's make the lock on a Saturday night

Well, I have me a gal way down in Vicksburg
And she used to stop every time I passed
Then she made off with a little rich man
With a new silk suit and a little mustache

  * Refrain

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