SteelDrivers, The - Ghosts Of Mississippi Lyrics




Late one night behind corn whiskey
I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
And the blues came walkin' like a man

Without a word I passed that guitar over
He tuned it up like I'd never seen
A crooked smile was his expression
Then he closed his eyes and began to sing

Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

When I woke up I looked into the mirror
I saw no reflection for a while
But as my eyes came into focus
I recognized that crooked smile

Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

Late one night behind corn whiskey
I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
And the blues came walkin' like a man

Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
Oh Lord, why have you forsaken me?
Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

I don't want to be
Well, I don't want to be
I don't want to be





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SteelDrivers, The Ghosts Of Mississippi Comments
  1. Enemies...

    Ghosts I've left behind me

    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a pistol in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts I've left behind me
    And the blues came walkin' in like a man
    Without a word I passed that pistol over
    He handled it like I'd never seen
    A crooked smile was his expression
    Then he closed his eyes and bullets began to ring
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    When I woke up I looked into the mirror
    I saw no reflection for a while
    But as my eyes came into focus
    I recognized that crooked smile
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a pistol in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts I've left behind me
    And the blues came walkin' like a man
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Shot me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be...

  2. seoulkidd1

    Chain gang Music. If HollyWood ever remake Cool Hand Luke this should be the theme.

  3. Tyler Oosse

    I would like to point out that part of this was stolen from the star of the county down to took me forever to think of what it was sounded so familiar I really their beat Jacking Irish folk bands.

    And before any of you frumpy motherfuckers start putting shit like I'm being serious just know that this is a joke.............. even though it does sound eerily identical

  4. Richard L. Wilson

    https://youtu.be/ZqePkqrZZJs I wrote this song... Thinking of you guys. Wish you'd give it a listen. Would love you to pick it up... Among others of mine. Love you guys...

  5. Tammy Dunaway

    Throwed a fiddle in the swamp..

  6. Tobias Oellers

    Stapleton and the Band are Amazing. Who the F*** Said Thumbs down?

  7. Seth

    i came here from Hashinshin

  8. Cody Clark

    This Music calms the beast. Thank you

  9. GRG FalconRifle13

    I ain't one for country but damn this song got me feeling it

  10. Mr. Heathen, sir.

    This should be on Ozark season 3

  11. Ian herp

    1.3k people have no taste in good music

  12. Ian Polando

    Sounds like Chris Stapleton

    tunahead72

    That it is.

    Josh Gregory

    It is chris Stapleton

  13. DARKNESS KID

    I came from Crypt's microphone video.
    Thank you for singing this music. 😁

  14. Flying Turtle Dragon

    This is gold!

  15. Landohh

    Crossroads baby

  16. Cummins Real power

    It's just that damn good. Music got soul. Love it.

  17. stephen sherman

    Some folks are dieing to go to Mississippi.

  18. Fred DOLLLE THIARD

    since 1 year without deal = financial asilium . We are alive for moment

  19. Kitty Kat

    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
    And the blues came walkin' in like a man
    Without a word I passed that guitar over
    He tuned it up like I'd never seen
    A crooked smile was his expression
    Then he closed his eyes and began to sing
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    When I woke up I looked into the mirror
    I saw no reflection for a while
    But as my eyes came into focus
    I recognized that crooked smile
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
    And the blues came walkin' like a man
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

  20. Chief pineapple

    Whos here because good mythical morning

  21. JahRojas ExQSys

    This is what happens when great musicians make the music they wanna make, for no reason other than their absolute love of playing.

  22. Brendan Ocheltree

    Banjo tabs? Pls

  23. Eloy Robles

    late one night behind corn whiskey...

  24. moosebreeder

    Hashinshin!

  25. hillbilly and redneck

    I hope these guys keep making music if they havnt already stopped their really good!

  26. Samuel Donaldson

    The 1200 dislikes must be kane brown pussy wiped.

  27. Eric Myers

    It’s pronounced missippi

  28. Theresa Watson

    BEST SONG I EVER HEARD

  29. *Beansie*

    Reminds me of my childhood when my dad's cousins and mine would come over with their banjos n spoons. Everyone sat around and jammed. Everyone. It was a good childhood.

    Cardinal Sausage

    *Beansie* well jokes on me then lmao

    *Beansie*

    @Cardinal Sausage Not so much bro....I'm still old af

    Yggdrasil Jormungandr

    @*Beansie* how old? Like 40? Your still kickin dust and what not. I'm sure you had a good trail behind ya, just when ya do go. Lay that banjo steadily where it may forever stand where you lye.

    *Beansie*

    @Yggdrasil Jormungandr Closer to 50 than to 40, friend. My mom used to call this Youth Part 2 and I know I'm only halfway through it but in these times I may as well be 80 & senile. Thank you for your kind words and may the winds be always at your back.

    Yggdrasil Jormungandr

    @*Beansie* *head nod* you are a friend to me, thank you.

  30. Dre Simpson

    I'm. Crying 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️😭❤️😭😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤮❤️❤️❤️

  31. Taylor Crain

    None more in this nation... than the Indian, nations!

  32. Brandon Bisquera

    I’m really starting to like country, but I hate whiskey 🤮

  33. Erick Hill

    1,200 have no soul. If this doesn't speak to you, you're quite possibly deaf.

  34. Dre Simpson

    I'm. Crying

  35. Breithe Nua, An Aspy Gamer

    Wish I could play this music during my streams lol. Goddamn this band deserves more attention.

  36. HopefulCynic42

    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
    And the blues came walkin' in like a man

    Without a word I passed that guitar over
    He tuned it up like I'd never seen
    A crooked smile was his expression
    Then he closed his eyes and began to sing

    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

    When I woke up I looked into the mirror
    I saw no reflection for a while
    But as my eyes came into focus
    I recognized that crooked smile

    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
    And the blues came walkin' like a man

    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

  37. Wings Like Anchors

    Do I hear Chris stapleton

    Clayton Parker

    He was there lead singer.

  38. Travis Toor

    OHHHHH LORD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME? GOT ME DOWN IS MISSISSIPPI WHERE I DONT WANNA BE!!!!!

  39. Maggie Shannon

    Cody Jinks, The Steel Drivers, Tyler Childers, Turnpike Troubadours...


    I'd rather listen to these guys than Crap (Country + Rap) [clever, right? ;) ]

    Can I get an amen for REAL country instead of 'Old Town Road'-type crap?

  40. Rucci Reacts

    This is a slave song and I take offense to it

    Jason Williams

    nobody cares

  41. Brian Benedictus

    This song ooooozes moonshine.

  42. irishfifty b

    God Bless America.

  43. JavaScripts and More

    Bad ass!

  44. Preußen Uwe Schmidt

    Great i heard it as Intro from Black stone cherry Concert....

  45. Green wall Tree

    This music is cool lol ha ha

  46. choco mia

    Wow coooooooollllll

  47. RockyRoad L

    NYEH HEH TWITCH CHAT

  48. Kind Kindred

    Aint nottin sweeter than shooting squirrels and ploughin cousins, JIIHAAA!

    joe cheney

    yeah ok but it'd be much cooler if ya had any ...FEMALE cousins...... teach 'em boys about butthole bleach would'ya ? da brown stanky is gettin old....

  49. William Nelson

    BORN And Raised in NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI its HOT Its MUDDY and if you don't watch out you'll BE STAYING.

  50. Illuminated Crosshairs

    Epic just epic, wow!

  51. Christopher Bingham

    Great song

  52. Levi Clark

    OLD TYME MUSIC FOR A YOUNG GENERATION!!!! FUCKIN RIGHT!!!!


    I've jammed this album so much I am surprised my device still works

    Patrick Crisp

    Mind your language young feller this is a public market

  53. PazElDog

    LYRICS:
    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
    And the blues came walkin' in like a man

    Without a word I passed that guitar over
    He tuned it up like I'd never seen
    A crooked smile was his expression
    Then he closed his eyes and began to sing

    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

    When I woke up I looked into the mirror
    I saw no reflection for a while
    But as my eyes came into focus
    I recognized that crooked smile

    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

    Late one night behind corn whiskey
    I fell asleep with a guitar in my hand
    I dreamed about the ghosts of Mississippi
    And the blues came walkin' like a man

    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be
    Oh Lord why have you forsaken me
    Got me down in Mississippi where I don't want to be

    S S

    You forgot the "Well I already know one thing" at the end, lol.

  54. Ron Pelliccia

    Check out Jompson Brothers as well

  55. Rory Cummins

    My new favourite band!! 🇺🇸🤠 as real as music gets, pure authenticity 🎻🎸 true country music!! 👌

  56. Dalton Riley

    I seen the ghost of Mississippi many times he shows up in the woods Every stormy foggy night I am actually from Mississippi

  57. REAL SELFISH

    Much love from MS

  58. moosebreeder

    HASHINSHIN

  59. Jesse Carpenter

    I got a question.
    I have found this band not to long a go and I have found 3 songs I love by them
    This one
    Peacemaker
    And the one I found first blue side of the mountain

    Is there anymore y’all could recommend for me

    Lacie Powell

    Jesse Carpenter “If it Hadn’t Been for Love” “Good Corn Liquor”!

    Kip Brown

    If I hadn’t been for love, long way down and midnight train to Memphis

    Jesse Carpenter

    Thank y’all so much. I’ll be listening to this band for a while

  60. Sartje Bartman

    Awesome

  61. Moses Gabriel

    Where the spirit does not manifest himself through love, true greatness will not exist.
    Do you not see those monarchs who are on their throne today, and tomorrow they are groveling in their misery? Do you not see the wise men rectifying that which they previously regarded as the truth? Have you not seen a beautiful woman, admired and desired, and later transformed into tatters? Therefore, do not confuse the eternal values with the fleeting human vanities.

  62. ProteinHammer

    Fuckers dont know how to spell Chris Stapleton.

  63. Kalea Nichole

    this is me !!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. zasuskai

    I Live in old mississippi

  65. Ethan Bivens

    I just found out the basist of the steeldrivers, mike flemming, is the father of emily flemming who works on GMM with Rhett and link.

  66. Hassan Cherkaoui

    Top.god bless you from Morocco

  67. Cowboy 44

    People don’t appreciate this song for what it is saying I just hope Chris ain’t telling us he sold his soul

  68. Nicholas Gatti

    This song is sick why us there only 400 comments

  69. scooter mcclevis

    Startin to like more than O.C.M.S.

  70. Casey Hyland

    I don't wanna sound stupid but does this song refer to the myth of the crossroads?

  71. Jeremy Hill

    This is country i can enjoy because it takes me to mu Cajun roots

  72. charles garrett

    LOVE IT!!!! Another some of you may like is a band called "The White Trash Blues Revival", look it up and enjoy

    P chamberlain

    Look up the reverend Peytons big damn band after y'all look that up.

  73. Philip Farley

    Southern music with a Yankee touch. I respect you son, wish you were on our side.

  74. da ne

    I love when bands throw out a  country song that keeps the embers alive.

  75. Meredith Williams

    Great song, but this isn't bluegrass, folks. :)

    Mike Beasley

    THAT'S RIGHT! IT'S BLUES-GRASS INVENTED BY BILL MONROE AFTER HE LEFT THE ALMOST ALL BLACK BLUES BAND TO FORM HIS BAND THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN NAMED BILL MONROE AND "THE BLUES-GRASS BOYS"! LMAORH

  76. Daniel Collins

    Got it, avoid Mississippi

  77. Toshiro Hitsugaya

    If this song doesn't make you move, check your pulse.

    Mike Beasley

    Get a grip. If you don't live here you don't know anything about Mississippi. The song is about a slave 150+ years ago!

    Toshiro Hitsugaya

    Doesn't mean it isn't a footstomper.

  78. Mike Beasley

    I vote for a new genre of music! CHRIS STAPLETON.

  79. Zabo Kowalski

    Right up there with coal mine by that yoakam fella

  80. Zabo Kowalski

    These dudes are amazing. One of the best songs I’ve ever heard

  81. Apex Killer97

    Almost at 1k dislikes you uncultured swine! This is country in my opinion we need more of this!! And we need it fast!

  82. Dawson Houser

    That singer sounds almost exactly like Jimmy Buffett

    trade jack

    you might want to go see a ear specialist

  83. Jeffrey Johnson

    Red Dead Redemption 2

  84. ew1usnr

    This is really good.

  85. WickedMemory

    Just found this.. December 2018.. Good music still exists!

  86. SilenceUnderFire

    Hard to believe I knew who Chris Stapleton was before I knew who Chris Stapleton was XD always known him and the band as the steeldrivers.

  87. Allen Jones

    This is so badass

  88. Aarón Torillala

    this comment section is just full of old farts

  89. Nathan Shelby

    MISSISSIPPI GHOST

  90. HaddockXana

    hash boys unite

  91. Drew Wagner

    You cant listen if you arent from mississippi like me.

  92. kyle alexander

    Anyone else know this is Chris Stapleton

    viking of 1353

    I think so

    Mike T

    i swore it was him the first time i heard it... wikipedia confirmed lol

    Matthew Warren

    Yup they used to play at Frankie's Plaza in Morehead, KY. Made my college years great

    Dalton Riley

    Yeah it is

  93. Way High Radio

    Good tune, listening in Colorado.

  94. Blusuck

    Goddamn this is good

  95. DavosMilano

    ROCKSTAR GAMES PRESENTS :RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 :)

  96. Martin Umbauer

    KKona Clap