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Mississippi State Song

"Go, Mississippi"

Words and Music by Houston Davis

Adopted on May 17, 1962.

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.

Mississippi State Song: "Go, Mississippi"

"Go, Mississippi"

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

Origin of Song: "Go, Mississippi"

"Go, Mississippi" words and music by Houston Davis. The Jackson Board of Realtors undertook the task of finding a satisfactory song to represent the State of Mississippi. They selected through an advisory committee a song entitled, "Go, Mississippi"by Houston Davis. On May 17, 1962, the Mississippi Legislature officially designated "Go, Mississippi" as the official song of the State of Mississippi. House Concurrent Resolution 67 of the 1962 Regular Session. General Laws of Mississippi of 1962, Chapter 654.

Mississippi Law

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.

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US State Songs
Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state.
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