Mississippi Words and music Bob Dylan Released on Love And Theft (2001) A rare instance of a Dylan song with an ascending bass line (but there are others - "Like A Rolling Stone" one). The G at the end of the verses could be played G7sus4 (3x301x) or G11 (3x3211)z. The F chords in the verses could be played F7M (133210) Use G=320033 for the bridge section - just hold the -33 on the lighter strings and play the ascent in the bass. The "/d" in this passage ("Don't even have anything") contains an f; a is to switch to G7sus4/d (x53533) here - or just leave out the f. C Csus4 C Csus4 Every step of the way, we walk the line C Csus4 C F Your days are numbered, so are mine C F C F Time is piling up, we struggle and we scrape C /D /E /F G (11 fr.) C We?re all boxed in, nowhere to escape. City's just a jungle, more games to play Trapped in the heart of it, trying to get away I was raised in the country, I been working in the town I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down G /A /B /C Got nothing for you, I had nothing before /D /E F G Don't even have anything for myself anymore G /A /B /C Sky full of fire, rain pouring down /D /E F G Nothing you can sell me, I'll see you around. All my powers of expression, my thoughts so sublime Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme Only one thing I did wrong, Stayed in Mississippi a day too long Well, the devil's in the alley, mule?s in the stall Say anything you want to, I have heard it all I was thinking about the things that Rosie said I was dreaming I was sleeping in Rosie?s bed Walking through the leaves falling from the trees Feeling like a stranger, nobody sees So many things that we never will undo I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too. Some people will offer you their hand and some won't Last night I knew you, tonight I don't I need something strong to distract my mind I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind Well, I got here following the southern star I crossed that river just to be where you are Only one thing I did wrong Stayed in Mississippi a day too long. Well, my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast. I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past. But my heart is not weary, it's light and it?s free. I got nothing but affection for those who?ve sailed with me. Everybody moving, if they ain't already there Everybody got to move somewhere Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow, Things should start to get interesting right about now My clothes are wet, tight on my skin Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in I know that fortune is waiting to be kind So give me your hand and say you'll be mine Now the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way Only one thing I did wrong Stayed in Mississippi a day too long.