_Then go down to Jackson, Mississippi
But not if your skin is brown
'Cause even though it's a pretty big city
Thinks like a Southern town
And if you're a so-called white agitator
Then all you'll meet is hate
'Cause they think you're a nigger-lovin'
    Yankee invader
Come to wreck their sovereign state.
_Then go down to Neshoba, Mississippi
Where the Klansmen rule by fear
And if two dead hadn't been white in
Then the woudl would never hear
For who knows how many have died in
    the Delta
And how many lives have been lost
Only the people who live in Mississippi
By the light of the flaming cross
__"'Mississippi' has already gained a fair amount of fame in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington.  Phil Ochs heard it when he was at Brandeis and suggested I send it to you.  I am 18, went to Brandeis for a year.  I've sung at hoots at Cholmondeley's, at the Gilded Cage in Philly, and on numerous demonstrations.  There are no chords on the song because I do not -- as yet -- play any instrument.  I make the rhythmic sound with whatever is handy, usually two sticks of some kind." - Charyn Sutton.

_2.  Well when I left home
My mother said, son
Go into the world
    God a-mighty now
But don't go wrong.

3.  And so here I sit
In a world without pain
While the Nectar God
    God a-mighty now
Well it flows in my veins.

4.  (see music)

5.  Well the green leaves of autumn
They fall from the floor
And inside is outside
    God a-mighty now
And I can't find the door.
_6.  Well you ask what's a blues
Well I'll tell you if I can
It's a ten dollar woman
    God a-mighty now
And a five dollar man.

7.  I got the blues in my coffee
And I got the blues in my head
If I die in the gutter
    God a-mighty now
Well at least I'd be dead.

8.  Well I don't like living
But I don't want to die
Cause if I was dead
    God a-mighty now
Well I'd miss gettin' high.

9.  (see music)
_A strong chord variation would be to capo the first fret and play "G/A/D/Em/G/A/F#m/Bm/Em/A/D/Em/A/D."