Mississippi Snow (Herring Caroline)

A little girl A lust, a life Hoping one day to be some man’s wife Early school mornings Cold bathroom floor You brushed my hair And pushed me out the door Oh, mama, you know I had to go Before they up and covered me in that Mississippi snow I miss the tall trees and sister’s pine Between the playhouse and the clothesline And I remember driving home after your father passed Thinking that night ride on 61 would be my last Oh, mama, you know I had to go Before they up and covered me in that Mississippi snow I hear them singing In The Sweet By and By And I Can Hear A Voice Calling from Heaven on High Little baby born to take my place Pastor are new peoples born to replace my race Oh, mama, you know I had to go Before they up and covered me in that Mississippi snow Oh, mama, you know I had to go Before they up and covered me in that Mississippi snow