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Who wrote ‘Mighty Mississippi’?

April 26, 2018, Steve (Slim) E. asked:  Who wrote Mighty Mississippi?  I searched the web and didn’t find its author.

RANDY SPARKS wrote Mighty Mississippi while on board the airplane that was bringing The New Christy Minstrels back from their concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York.  The Captain of the airplane announced that they were flying over the Mighty Mississippi and folks could see it if they looked out the window.  This view inspired Randy Sparks to start writing and singing the song, Mighty Mississippi, which he completed before they landed the airplane.  Then he started teaching the song to the group, and they recorded Mighty Mississippi shortly after.

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