My Minnesota Home Lyrics by Meryl Streep & Lily Tomlin


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Meryl Streep & Lily Tomlin - My Minnesota Home Lyrics
And now for Bebop-a-reebop, please welcome one of radio's great singing families, the Johnson Girls, Rhonda and Yolanda

Way down upon that old Mississippi River not so far away
That's where my folks have lived forever
And that's where I'm going to stay.
I've been searching across the whole creation half my life or more
But I found my own sweet satisfaction right here on that muddy river shore.
All the world is so sad and dreary everywhere I roam.
Oh mama, how I miss the prairie and my Minnesota home.

I can see my mama's sweet sweet face, every Sunday morning, all the good old hymns, praise God, that we've sung, we knelt in prayer right beside our precious aunts and uncles, who loved us when we were young

In the valley of darkness they are the shepherds
Who lead me to pastures green
And I'll sit with my mama by the still still waters
And goodness and mercy follow me

I floated down the Columbia and the Hudson
Walked on the banks of the Ohio
On the banks of the Wabash and the mighty Colorado
And the old Red River way up north
All the world, it is a world of rivers flowing to the sea
But here on that old Mississippi
Here is the home for you and me
All the world is so sad and dreary everywhere I roam.
Oh mama, how I miss the prairie and my Minnesota home.


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