Must I Go to Mississippi?
DESCRIPTION: "Must I go to Mississippi? Must I go or must I stay? Must I go all broken hearted? Oh, my heart shall break in two." "Who will shoe your foot...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Henry, collected from Mrs. Nathan Hicks)
KEYWORDS: travel floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 24, "Must I Go To Mississippi?" (1 text, of three verses, of which the last two are "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?")
cf. "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?" (lyrics)
NOTES [49 words]: Although two-thirds of the Hicks version are from "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot," the first verse is separate. I'm splitting the songs on the odd chance that the "Must I Go to Mississippi" verse is part of something else. Though it is unlikely to matter unless we find more text. - RBW
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