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Mississippi. Tiiu Üksik Maria Haverkamp Tambet Kikas. Kärdla Ühisgümnaasium 11A Kärdla 2011. Go, Mississippi Words and Music by H. Davis. States may sing their songs of praise With waving flags and hip-hoo-rays, Let cymbals crash and let bells ring

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Tiiu Üksik

Maria Haverkamp

Tambet Kikas

Kärdla Ühisgümnaasium


Kärdla 2011

Go, Mississippi

Words and Music by H. Davis

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.


Go, Mississippi, keep rolling along,

Go, Mississippi, you cannot go wrong,

Go, Mississippi, we're singing your song,


Go, Mississippi, you're on the right track,

Go, Mississippi, and this is a fact,

Go, Mississippi, you'll never look back,


Go, Mississippi, straight down the line,

Go, Mississippi, ev'rything's fine,

Go, MIssissippi, it's your state and mine,


  • Area: 48,430 sq miles
  • Population: 2,938,618
  • Largest city: Jackson
  • Became a state in 1817
  • State Abbreviation – MS
  • Is a southern state, mostly a Republican state
origin of the state s name
Origin of the state's name
  • State is named after the Mississippi river
  • Mississippi comes from the French "Messipi" – a rendering of the Anishinaabe name for the river, "Misi-ziibi," meaning "Great River."
  • Nickname: Magnolia state
the mississippi river
The Mississippi river
  • The Mississippi river is the largest river system in the North America
  • It is about 2,320 miles (3,730 km) long
  • Is the fourth longest and tenth most powerful river in the world
  • The Mississippi River provides a state line for 10 states
  • Heavily forested area with over a half of it covered by forest
  • Most common trees are: pine, cottonwood, elm, oak and sweetgum
  • Mississippi contains most of North America's migratory waterfowl and about 20% of the nations duck population
ecological problems
Ecological problems
  • Flooding of the Mississippi river
  • Hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico
  • Heavy tornados
  • Littering
delta blues
Delta blues
  • The Blues style of music was invented in Mississippi
  • Comes from the Mississippi river delta area
  • Uses a bottleneck slide for guitars
  • First recorded in late 1920's
crazy laws
Crazy laws
  • Vagrancy is punishable by either 30 days in prison or a $201 fine.
  • In Temperance, MS, you can't walk a dog without dressing it in diapers.
  • Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.
  • Columbus: The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.
interesting facts
Interesting facts
  • Largest catfish exporter
  • First place to sell shoes in pairs in 1884
  • Makers of the "Soft Toilet Seat" – over a million sold every year
  • Dollar sign ($) was invented in Mississippi
Literature Sources:

Mississippi: A Documentary History – Bradley G. Bond

Mississippi: A History – Westley F. Busbee, Jr.

In the USA – Martha Bordman

America 24/7 – Rick Smolan and David E. Cohen