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Bob Dylan in Mississippi

Andria Lisle, Oxford American, Summer 1999

"Oxford Town in the afternoon,
Ev’rybody singin’ a sorrowful tune.
Two men died ‘neath the Mississippi moon,
Somebody better investigate soon.
Oxford Town, Oxford Town,
Ev’rybody’s got their heads bowed down.
The sun don’t shine above the ground,
Ain’t a-goin’ down to Oxford Town."

© 1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music

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