Mississippi river, so big and wide
Blonde-headed woman on the other side
Now she’s gone, gone, gone and I don’t worry
'Cause I’m sittin' on top of the world

I worked all summer, spring and fall
Blonde-headed woman, she’s the cause of it all
Now she’s gone, gone, gone and I don’t worry
'Cause I’m sittin' on top of the world

Saw her in Dallas, in El Paso
So come back baby, I need you so
Now she’s gone, gone, gone and I don’t worry
'Cause I’m sittin' on top of the world

Mississippi river, so big and wide
Blonde-headed woman on the other side
Now she’s gone, gone, gone and I don’t worry
'Cause I’m sittin' on top of the world