I Am Mississippi
              --by Paul Ott

        The poem "I Am Mississippi," by Paul Ott, copyrighted 1990, is hereby designated as the state Poem of Mississippi.
        The poem reads as follows: "I Am Mississippi"... (which I have created with images).



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MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE
2006 Regular Session
To: Rules
By: Senator(s) Dearing, Hyde-Smith, Posey
Senate Bill 2572
AN ACT TO CREATE NEW CODE SECTION TO BE CODIFIED AS SECTION 3-3-51, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972,
     TO DESIGNATE "I AM MISSISSIPPI" AS THE OFFICIAL STATE POEM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
     BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
     The poem "I Am Mississippi," by Paul Ott, copyrighted 1990, is hereby designated as the state Poem of Mississippi.

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This is a Mississippi Feelgood" song I chose to accompany the poem by Paul Ott.
There is no connection between the two.



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"Mississippi... Feels Like Coming Home"

Have you ever been kissed by a warm gulf breeze?
Sipped iced tea beneath Magnolia trees?
Or sat on the porch and just talked a while?
Then I know a place that'll make you smile.

Have you ever had the blues inside of you?
Gone down to the Delta, let 'em play for you?
Seen the Mississippi rolling deep and proud?
Or hit the jackpot and laughed out loud?

From the hills down to the Delta, Jackson's skyline
to the Pines, there's a place I know, so come on.
Mississippi. Feels like coming home.

She can tell you stories, she can sing you songs.
Feed you like your Mama, then walk you home.
Show you sights like you've never known.

MISSISSIPPI. FEELS LIKE COMING HOME

                              Lyrics and Music by Raphael Semmes

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