If you can’t find your way follow The River.
The Mississippi River.
More than two thousand miles all the way.
Well it winds through Bemidji, St Cloud and Anoka.
St Paul, Redwing and Pepin.
On through Minneiska, La Crosse and Potosi.
Lansing, Prarie Du Chien and Galena (hats off to U S Grant)
Sabula, Moline and Oquawka.
Right by Keokuk, Kaskaskia and Hannibal (hats off to Sam Clemens)
Thebes, Cairo and Osceola.
Memphis, Greenville and Helena (hats off to Levon)
Vicksburg, Natchez and Baton Rouge.
That’s how you find your way to the Crescent City.
As it flows The River is always picking up freight.
Flotsam and Jetsom.
Ramblers, Rebels and Gamblers.
No account Losers and Aces up the sleeve sure fire Winners.
As it flows it gathers up and gathers in tall tales and stories, myths and legends, bawdy jokes, rhymes and half rhymes, drunken vows and…
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