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Mississippi State Flag Mississippi

The Mississippi State Song

Go, Mississippi

words and music by William Houston Davis (1914-1987)

   Verse:
    States may sing their songs of praise
    With waving flags and hip-hoo-rays,
    Let cymbals crash and let bells ring
    'Cause here's one song I'm proud to sing.

   Choruses:
    Go, Mississippi, keep rolling along,
    Go, Mississippi, you cannot go wrong,
    Go, Mississippi, we're singing your song,
    M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

    Go, Mississippi, you're on the right track,
    Go, Mississippi, and this is a fact,
    Go, Mississippi, you'll never look back,
    M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

    Go, Mississippi, straight down the line,
    Go, Mississippi, ev'rything's fine,
    Go, MIssissippi, it's your state and mine,
    M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

    Go, Mississippi, continue to roll,
    Go, Mississippi, the top is the goal,
    Go, Mississippi, you'll have and you'll hold,
    M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

    Go, Mississippi, get up and go,
    Go, Mississippi, let the world know,
    That our Mississippi is leading the show,
    M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

 

Adoption of State Song

Interestingly, the Mississippi state song was adopted through the efforts of real estate people. The Jackson, Mississippi Board of Realtors took the initiative and set up an advisory committee for the purpose of finding an appropriate state song for the state. The committee recommended the song, "Go, Mississippi" to the Legislature and urged adoption as the official state song.

On May 17, 1962, "Go, Mississippi" was adopted by the Legislature as the official song of Mississippi in House Concurrent Resolution 67 of the 1962 Regular Session. General Laws of Mississippi of 1962, Chapter 654.


Source: Mississippi State Web Site, (http://www.state.ms.us), December 2, 2004
Source: Mississippi General Assembly, (http://www.ls.state.ms.us/), December 2, 2004
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Copyright 2002
Source: State Songs America, Edited by M.J. Bristow, Copyright 2000




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