Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn performs “Louisiana Woman , Mississippi Man” Live On Hee Haw.

The song reaching # 1 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs. Also reached the number # 1, during two weeks in a row.

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Louisiana Woman , Mississippi Man:

Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, song written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen, was recorded by Conway & Loretta for the MCA label, was recorded on March 6, 1973, at Bradley’s Barn, Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN, They were accompanied in the recording by: Grady Martin (guitar), Ray Edenton (acoustic guitar), John Hughey (steel), Harold Bradley (bass guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Tommy Markham (drums), Hargus Robbins (piano) and The Nashville Sounds. With the production of Owen Bradley, the single was released on May 28, 1973, on August 18, 1973, reaching # 1 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs. In the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, the day 8 of September 1973, also reached the number # 1, during two weeks in a row. It was the thirteenth number one for Conway and the tenth for Loretta, and the third as a duo.

Lp cover Conway & Loretta ( MCA 1973 )
Lp cover Conway & Loretta ( MCA 1973 )

The song was included in the third studio album as Conway & Loretta duo, Louisiana Woman-Mississippi Man (MCA 1973), the album was released on July 9, 1973, reaching # 1 on the US Top Country charts Albums, on September 15, 1973, remained on the charts for 17 weeks.

Loretta’s husband, Doolittle, was the one who suggested they record the song, Loretta’s husband loved Conway as he sang.

Finally, Conway and Loretta recorded this Cajun tune, not even the Mississippi River can keep long distance lovers, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, separated in their third country top-charting duo. Louisiana Lynn agrees to swim across the river, while Mississippi Twitty says she will stop fishing and challenge the alligator-infested waters to meet her on the other side. (Twitty was really a Mississippi native, but Lynn was born in Kentucky).



Twitty and Lynn were not really romantic couples, but they had a successful professional relationship that included 11 albums, five hits from Country # 1 and a Grammy (for “After The Fire Is Gone”). Throughout the 70s, they often took home the awards of the Country Music Association and the Country Music Academy for their duets.

Versions:
Kate Campbell 2003 (Large River Music)
Alan Jackson & Martina McBride 2010 (Columbia)
Justin Whisnant & Mary Sarah 2016 (Republic Records)
Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole 2017 (Sony Music)
Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary 2017 (Upper Management)





Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn – Louisiana Woman , Mississippi Man Lyrics

Two people, together
[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

Single Conway & Loretta ( MCA 1973 )
Single Conway & Loretta ( MCA 1973 )

Miquel Batlle
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