About the Song

“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” is a classic country duet performed by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Released in 1973, this dynamic song showcases the vocal chemistry between Lynn and Twitty, two of country music’s most iconic artists.

Written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” is featured on the album “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” which was released by MCA Records. This album, a collaborative effort between Lynn and Twitty, includes a collection of duets that highlight their musical synergy and storytelling prowess.

Upon its release, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” achieved significant commercial success, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song’s catchy melody, upbeat tempo, and spirited vocals resonated with audiences, making it a staple on country music radio stations across the United States.

With its lively instrumentation and infectious energy, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” transports listeners to the heart of the South, evoking imagery of steamy bayous and winding rivers. Lynn and Twitty’s dynamic performances bring the characters in the song to life, weaving a tale of romance and adventure that captivates listeners from start to finish.

As one of the standout tracks on the album of the same name, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” continues to be celebrated as a classic in the country music genre. Its enduring popularity and timeless appeal serve as a testament to the enduring talent of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty as two of country music’s most beloved voices.

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Lyrics

[Conway Twitty:]
Hey, Louisiana woman
[Loretta Lynn:]
Mississippi man
[Both:]
We get together every time we can
The Mississippi River can’t keep us apart
[Conway Twitty:]
There’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart

[Conway Twitty:]
See the alligators all a waitin’ nearby
Sooner or later, they know I’m gonna try
When she waved from the bank
Don’t you know I know
It’s a-goodbye fishin’ line, see you while I go
With a Louisiana woman waitin’ on the other side
The Mississippi River don’t look so wide

[Conway Twitty:]
Louisiana woman
[Loretta Lynn:]
Mississippi man
[Both:]
We get together every time we can
The Mississippi River can’t keep us apart
[Conway Twitty:]
There’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart

[Loretta Lynn:]
Well, I thought I’d been loved, but I never had
‘Til I was wrapped in the arms of a Mississippi man
When he holds me close, it feels almost
Like another hurricane just ripped the coast
If he can’t come to me, I’m gonna go to him
That Mississippi River, Lord, I’m gonna swim

[Conway Twitty:]
Hey, Louisiana woman
[Loretta Lynn:]
Mississippi man
[Both:]
We get together every time we can
The Mississippi River can’t keep us apart
[Conway Twitty:]
There’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart

[Conway Twitty:]
Well, Mississippi River, Lord, it’s one mile wide
And I’m gotta get me to the other side
[Loretta Lynn:]
Mississippi man, I’m a-losin’ my mind
Gotta have your lovin’ one more time
[Conway Twitty:]
I’m gonna jump in the river and here I go
Too bad, alligator, you swim too slow

[Conway Twitty:]
Hey, Louisiana woman
[Loretta Lynn:]
Mississippi man
[Both:]
We get together every time we can
The Mississippi River can’t keep us apart
[Conway Twitty:]
There’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart
[Conway Twitty:]
There’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart
[Conway Twitty:]
Hey, there’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart
[Conway Twitty:]
There’s too much love in this Mississippi heart
[Loretta Lynn:]
Too much love in this Louisiana heart
[Conway Twitty:]
Hey