Mickey Newbury - "Mississippi Moon" lyrics

Mississippi Moon

Way down South in the land of cotton
Old times there are soon forgotten
How I miss those days in June
Look at that ole Mississippi Moon

How I long for the gentle ways
The nicest style and the days of grace
My belief is it was gone too soon
Lookin' at that Mississippi Moon

That old Mississippi Moon is shining
Down on me tonight
How I would love to see my sweetheart
Standing in its light

Diamonds dancing in her eyes
Like the stars in the midnight skies
It is my belief she was gone too soon
Just look at that old Mississippi Moon

How I would love to see my darlin'
Standing in its light

Way down South in the land of cotton
Old times there are so forgotten
How I miss those lazy days of June
Hey look at that ole Mississippi Moon