Large River Music, as Kate explains, is a reference to the Mississippi River, which was called “large river” by the Native Americans. Kate is originally from Sledge, Mississippi, a small Delta town 50 miles south of Memphis.

“Way down in me a river runs deep…”

To hear Kate’s song MISSISSIPPI AND ME and to see pictures from earlier days, visit Kate’s MEDIA page and click video # 25.

MISSISSIPPI AND ME

Daddy was a preacher in Sledge
We were living on Gospel and beans
Every Sunday night Deacon Jones
Would give a silver dollar to me
On the way home my poor momma
Would pry it from my hand
And say it fell from heaven

Way down in me a river runs deep
Reminding me just who I am
Good or bad, it’ll always be
Mississippi and me
Mississippi and me

Cissy was a beautician next door
She had the worst hairdo in town
She always smoked Pall Malls and drank Tabs
And hung out at the Delta Lounge
But I heard she finally found herself
She runs the best motel
In West Memphis, Arkansas

Mr. Thomas Lee ran the bank
And made a fortune on catfish farms
Every time you’d try for a loan
You had to twist his arm
I heard one night in Tupelo
He stepped out of a window
He thought he was Elvis

Kate Campbell / Ira Campbell / Johnny Pierce
© 1994 Large River Music (BMI) / Fame Music (BMI)
Cedarsong Publishing (BMI)

MISSISSIPPI AND ME is from Kate’s debut CD – SONGS FROM THE LEVEE.