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(1963) Nina Simone

The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam

And I mean every word of it

Alabama`s gotten me so upset

Tennessee made me lose my rest

And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Alabama`s gotten me so upset

Tennessee made me lose my rest

And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Can`t you see it

Can`t you feel it

It`s all in the air

I can`t stand the pressure much longer

Somebody say a prayer

Alabama`s gotten me so upset

Tennessee made me lose my rest

And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

This is a show tune

But the show hasn`t been written for it, yet

Hound dogs on my trail

School children sitting in jail

Black cat cross my path

I think every day`s gonna be my last

Lord have mercy on this land of mine

We all gonna get it in due time

I don`t belong here

I don`t belong there

I`ve even stopped believing in prayer

Don`t tell me

I tell you

Me and my people just about due

I`ve been there so I know

They keep on saying "Go slow!"

But that`s just the trouble

"do it slow"

Washing the windows

"do it slow"

Picking the cotton

"do it slow"

You`re just plain rotten

"do it slow"

You`re too damn lazy

"do it slow"

The thinking`s crazy

"do it slow"

Where am I going

What am I doing

I don`t know

I don`t know

Just try to do your very best

Stand up be counted with all the rest

For everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

I made you thought I was kiddin` didn`t we

Picket lines

School boycotts

They try to say it`s a communist plot

All I want is equality

for my sister my brother my people and me

Yes you lied to me all these years

You told me to wash and clean my ears

And talk real fine just like a lady

And you`d stop calling me Sister Sadie

Oh but this whole country is full of lies

You`re all gonna die and die like flies

I don`t trust you any more

You keep on saying "Go slow!"

"Go slow!"

But that`s just the trouble

"do it slow"

Desegregation

"do it slow"

Mass participation

"do it slow"

Reunification

"do it slow"

Do things gradually

"do it slow"

But bring more tragedy

"do it slow"

Why don`t you see it

Why don`t you feel it

I don`t know

I don`t know

You don`t have to live next to me

Just give me my equality

Everybody knows about Mississippi

Everybody knows about Alabama

Everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

That`s it for now! see ya` later

Remixes

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Release History

The Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam" appears on the following albums:
Angel of the Morning: The Best of Nina Simone
15 June 2009

Angel Of The Morning - The Best Of Nina Simone
2009

Anthology
2003

Four Women The Nina Simone Philips Recordings
2003

Four Women The Nina Simone Philips Recordings

  1. I Loves You Porgy (4:12)
  2. Plain Gold Ring (3:49)
  3. Pirate Jenny (4:50)
  4. Old Jim Crow (2:38)
  5. Don't Smoke In Bed (3:10)
  6. Go Limp (7:04)
  7. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
  8. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (3:47)
  9. Night Song (3:07)
  10. The Laziest Gal In Town (2:18)
  11. Something Wonderful (2:46)
  12. Don't Take All Night (2:53)
  13. Nobody (4:18)
  14. I Am Blessed (2:58)
  15. Of This I'm Sure (2:38)
  16. See-line Woman (2:38)
  17. Our Love (Will See Us Through) (3:01)
  18. How Can I (2:07)
  19. The Last Rose Of Summer (3:05)
  20. I Put A Spell On You (2:34)
  21. Tomorrow Is My Turn (2:47)
  22. Ne Me Quitte Pas (3:38)
  23. Marriage Is For Old Folks (3:34)
  24. July Tree (2:44)
  25. Gimme Some (3:00)
  26. Feeling Good (2:52)
  27. One September Day (2:52)
  28. Blues On Purpose (3:17)
  29. Beautiful Land (1:58)
  30. You've Got To Learn (2:44)
  31. Take Care Of Business (2:06)
  32. Be My Husband (3:25)
  33. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (2:42)
  34. End Of The Line (2:57)
  35. Trouble In Mind (5:42)
  36. Tell Me More And More And Then Some (3:09)
  37. Chilly Winds Don't Blow (4:03)
  38. Ain't No Use (3:05)
  39. Strange Fruit (3:32)
  40. Sinnerman (0:17)
  41. Mood Indigo (4:03)
  42. The Other Woman (3:04)
  43. Love Me Or Leave Me (3:22)
  44. Don't Explain (4:21)
  45. Little Girl Blue (4:19)
  46. Chauffeur (2:51)
  47. For Myself (2:08)
  48. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (4:56)
  49. The Year's Kisses (2:58)
  50. Images (2:53)
  51. Nearer Blessed Lord (4:32)
  52. I Love Your Lovin' Ways (2:39)
  53. Four Women (4:27)
  54. What More Can I Say (2:52)
  55. Lilac Wine (4:17)
  56. That's All I Ask (2:32)
  57. Break Down And Let It All Out (2:40)
  58. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart (2:38)
  59. Wild Is The Wind (6:56)
  60. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair (3:25)
  61. If I Should Lose You (3:59)
  62. Either Way I Lose (2:47)
  63. Don't You Pay Them No Mind (3:08)
  64. I'm Gonna Leave You (2:19)
  65. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:07)
  66. Keeper Of The Flame (3:24)
  67. The Gal From Joe's (2:08)
  68. Take Me To The Water (2:50)
  69. I'm Going Back Home (2:51)
  70. I Hold No Grudge (2:22)
  71. Come Ye (3:40)
  72. He Ain't Comin' Home No More (3:08)
  73. Work Song (2:36)
  74. I Love My Baby (4:01)
  75. A Monster (2:43)
Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings
20 May 2003

Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings

  1. Don't You Pay Them No Mind (3:08)
  2. I Loves You Porgy (4:12)
  3. I Put A Spell On You (2:34)
  4. Mood Indigo (4:03)
  5. I'm Gonna Leave You (2:19)
  6. Plain Gold Ring (3:49)
  7. The Other Woman (3:04)
  8. Tomorrow Is My Turn (2:47)
  9. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:07)
  10. Love Me Or Leave Me (3:22)
  11. Ne Me Quitte Pas (3:38)
  12. Pirate Jenny (4:50)
  13. Don't Explain (4:21)
  14. Keeper Of The Flame (3:24)
  15. Marriage Is For Old Folks (3:34)
  16. Old Jim Crow (2:38)
  17. Don't Smoke In Bed (3:10)
  18. July Tree (2:44)
  19. Little Girl Blue (4:19)
  20. The Gal From Joe's (2:08)
  21. Chauffeur (2:51)
  22. Gimme Some (3:00)
  23. Go Limp (7:04)
  24. Take Me To The Water (2:50)
  25. Feeling Good (2:52)
  26. For Myself (2:08)
  27. I'm Going Back Home (2:51)
  28. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
  29. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (3:47)
  30. I Hold No Grudge (2:22)
  31. One September Day (2:52)
  32. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (4:56)
  33. Blues On Purpose (3:17)
  34. Come Ye (3:40)
  35. Night Song (3:07)
  36. This Year's Kisses (3:03)
  37. Beautiful Land (1:58)
  38. He Ain't Comin' Home No More (3:08)
  39. Images (2:53)
  40. The Laziest Gal In Town (2:18)
  41. Nearer Blessed Lord (4:32)
  42. Something Wonderful (2:46)
  43. Work Song (2:36)
  44. You've Got To Learn (2:44)
  45. Don't Take All Night (2:53)
  46. I Love My Baby (4:01)
  47. I Love Your Lovin' Ways (2:39)
  48. Take Care Of Business (2:06)
  49. A Monster (2:43)
  50. Be My Husband (3:25)
  51. Four Women (4:27)
  52. Nobody (4:18)
  53. I Am Blessed (2:58)
  54. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (2:42)
  55. What More Can I Say (2:52)
  56. End Of The Line (2:57)
  57. Lilac Wine (4:17)
  58. Of This I'm Sure (2:38)
  59. See-line Woman (2:38)
  60. That's All I Ask (2:32)
  61. Trouble In Mind (5:42)
  62. Break Down And Let It All Out (2:40)
  63. Our Love (Will See Us Through) (3:01)
  64. Tell Me More And More And Then Some (3:09)
  65. Chilly Winds Don't Blow (4:03)
  66. How Can I (2:07)
  67. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart (2:38)
  68. Ain't No Use (3:05)
  69. The Last Rose Of Summer (3:05)
  70. Wild Is The Wind (6:56)
  71. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair (3:25)
  72. Strange Fruit (3:32)
  73. If I Should Lose You (3:59)
  74. Sinnerman (0:17)
  75. Either Way I Lose (2:47)
Gold
09 June 2003

Legendary Nina Simone
01 September 2000

Legends
11 October 2005

Let It Be Me
07 June 2005

Let It Be Me

  1. Stars (4:33)
  2. That's All I Want From You (3:15)
  3. Ain't Got No I Got Life (3:43)
  4. Be My Husband (3:25)
  5. See-line Woman (2:38)
  6. Let It Be Me (3:28)
  7. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
My Baby Just Cares For Me
2003

Nina Simone in Concert
14 February 2006

Nina Simone in Concert

  1. I Loves You Porgy (4:12)
  2. Plain Gold Ring (3:49)
  3. Pirate Jenny (4:50)
  4. Old Jim Crow (2:38)
  5. Don't Smoke In Bed (3:10)
  6. Go Limp (7:04)
  7. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
Nina Simone In Japan
2003

Nina Simone In Japan

  1. I Love You Porgy (4:12)
  2. Plain Gold Ring (3:49)
  3. Pirate Jenny (4:50)
  4. Old Jim Crow (2:38)
  5. Don't Smoke In Bed (3:10)
  6. Go Limp (7:04)
  7. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
  8. My Baby Just Cares For Me (3:41)
Songs to Sing: The Best of Nina Simone
2006

The Complete RCA Albums Collection
2011

The Complete RCA Albums Collection

  1. Do I Move You (2:43)
  2. Here Comes The Sun (3:39)
  3. In The Morning (2:41)
  4. Introduction (2:37)
  5. It Be's That Way Sometime (2:56)
  6. My Sweet Lord/today Is A Killer (18:37)
  7. Seems I'm Never Tired Of Lovin' You (2:59)
  8. Suzanne (4:16)
  9. The Pusher (4:48)
  10. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair (3:25)
  11. Com' By H'Yere - Good Lord (5:51)
  12. Day & Night (2:35)
  13. Just Like A Woman (4:48)
  14. Nobody's Fault But Mine (2:59)
  15. Poppies (4:44)
  16. Sunday In Savannah (3:25)
  17. The Look Of Love (2:23)
  18. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) (3:38)
  19. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (5:13)
  20. Go To Hell (2:48)
  21. I Think It's Going To Rain Today (3:19)
  22. In The Dark (2:58)
  23. Isn't It A Pity (6:27)
  24. O-o-h Child (3:17)
  25. Revolution (Part 1) (2:53)
  26. The Backlash Blues (2:30)
  27. Everyone's Gone To The Moon (3:06)
  28. Let It Be Me (3:28)
  29. Love O'love (5:07)
  30. Mr. Bojangles (5:03)
  31. Please Read Me (2:46)
  32. Real Real (2:22)
  33. Revolution (part 2) (1:54)
  34. Westwind (8:49)
  35. Cherish (3:23)
  36. Compensation (4:48)
  37. Gin House Blues (3:03)
  38. My Man's Gone Now (4:14)
  39. New World Coming (4:52)
  40. To Love Somebody (2:43)
  41. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (8:12)
  42. Angel Of The Morning (3:32)
  43. Backlash Blues (2:28)
  44. Dambala (6:52)
  45. I Shall Be Released (3:51)
  46. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (3:07)
  47. The Assignment Sequence (6:26)
  48. Who Am I? (4:31)
  49. Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead) (5:44)
  50. Another Spring (3:33)
  51. How Long Must I Wander (6:19)
  52. I Can't See Nobody (3:05)
  53. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (2:31)
  54. Peace Of Mind (2:36)
  55. To Be Young, Gifted And Black (4:09)
  56. Turn Me On (2:24)
  57. Ain't Got No I Got Life (3:43)
  58. Buck (1:53)
  59. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (4:50)
  60. My Way (5:11)
  61. Obeah Woman (6:26)
  62. The Human Touch (2:10)
  63. Turning Point (2:01)
  64. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) (4:52)
  65. I Loves You Porgy (4:12)
  66. Nina (4:14)
  67. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4:04)
  68. Since I Fell For You (2:48)
  69. Some Say (2:12)
  70. Tanywey (3:28)
  71. The Times They Are A-Changin' (5:58)
  72. Consummation (4:11)
  73. My Father (dialogue) (1:43)
  74. Suzanne (alternate version) (5:14)
  75. Take My Hand Precious Lord (1:44)
  76. The Desperate Ones (4:41)
  77. The House Of The Rising Sun (6:54)
  78. The Other Woman (Live) (6:02)
  79. Zungo (2:34)
  80. Blues For Mama (3:55)
  81. Do What You Gotta Do (3:34)
  82. Jelly Roll (8:12)
  83. Music For Lovers (4:22)
  84. Thandewye (7:21)
  85. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (alternate version) (2:27)
  86. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (live) (4:35)
  87. Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry (single) (2:23)
  88. Do I Move You? (second version) (2:20)
  89. In Love In Vain (2:28)
  90. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
  91. Revolution (4:40)
  92. Save Me (single) (3:22)
  93. Tell It Like It Is (3:52)
  94. To Be Young, Gifted and Black (single) (2:50)
  95. 22nd Century (8:44)
  96. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (3:47)
  97. I'll Look Around (2:43)
  98. Save Me (Live) (3:33)
  99. Whatever I Am You Made Me (single) (3:03)
  100. Come Ye (3:40)
  101. The Glory Of Love (2:11)
  102. The Man With The Horn (3:40)
  103. What Have They Done to My Song, Ma (4:32)
  104. Ain't Got No - I Got Life (single) (2:59)
  105. Cosi Ti Amo (To Love Somebody) (Italian version) (2:33)
  106. I Think It's Going To Rain Today (Live) (4:45)
  107. Peace of Mind (single) (2:37)
The Essential Nina Simone Collection
06 September 2010

The Great Albums
2000

The Masters
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The Nina Simone Story
2003

The Solid Gold Collection
2005

The Ultimate Collection
2009

The Very Best Of Nina Simone 1967-1972 - Sugar In My Bowl
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To Be Free
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30 September 2008

To Be Free

  1. A Single Woman (3:33)
  2. Ain't Got No I Got Life (3:43)
  3. Backlash Blues (2:28)
  4. Baltimore (4:37)
  5. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair (3:25)
  6. Do What You Gotta Do (3:34)
  7. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (3:47)
  8. Don't You Pay Them No Mind (3:08)
  9. Feeling Good (2:52)
  10. Four Women (4:27)
  11. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (5:13)
  12. Go To Hell (2:48)
  13. Here Comes The Sun (3:39)
  14. I Loves You Porgy (4:12)
  15. I Put A Spell On You (2:34)
  16. I Think It's Going To Rain Today (3:19)
  17. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (2:31)
  18. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (3:07)
  19. In The Morning (2:41)
  20. Just Like A Woman (4:48)
  21. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (4:50)
  22. Let It Be Me (3:28)
  23. Milestones
  24. Mississippi Goddam (5:32)
  25. Mood Indigo (4:03)
  26. Mr. Bojangles (5:03)
  27. My Baby Just Cares For Me (3:41)
  28. My Man's Gone Now (4:14)
  29. My Sweet Lord/today Is A Killer (18:37)
  30. Ne Me Quitte Pas (3:38)
  31. Nina (4:14)
  32. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4:04)
  33. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (2:42)
  34. Other Woman (4:12)
  35. Percussion/Drums/Clapping/Dancing
  36. Pirate Jenny (4:50)
  37. Poppies (4:44)
  38. Precious Lord
  39. Revolution (4:40)
  40. Save Me (3:25)
  41. See-line Woman (2:38)
  42. Seems I'm Never Tired Loving You (3:03)
  43. Sunday In Savannah (3:25)
  44. Suzanne (4:16)
  45. Tanywey (3:28)
  46. The Times They Are A-Changin' (5:58)
  47. To Be Young, Gifted And Black (4:09)
  48. To Love Somebody (2:43)
  49. Trouble In The Mind
  50. Turn! Turn! Turn! (3:37)
  51. Westwind (8:49)
  52. When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  53. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (8:12)
  54. Wild Is The Wind (6:56)
  55. You Can Have Him (5:54)
  56. Zungo (2:34)

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