Go, Mississippi (sometimes called Go Mis-sis-sip-pi) is the state song of Mississippi since May 17, 1962. It was written and composed by William Houston Davis (1914–1987), and copyrighted in 1962. In the same year, the copyright was assigned to Jackson Board of Realtors, who recommended it to the legislature. It was adopted by House Concurrent Resolution 67 during the 1962 Regular Session as General Laws of Mississippi of 1962, Chapter 654.
The lyrics of the song are as follows:
- Robert Carson (1989). America the beautiful. Mississippi. Chicago: Children's Press. ISBN 0-516-00470-0.
- "State Symbols". Blue Book. Mississippi Secretary of State. 2004. p. 34.
- Barbara Smith Shearer. State names, seals, flags, and symbols. p. 150. ISBN 0-313-31534-5.
- William Gardner Hewes. "Mississippi 2000 Senate Bill 2960". Mississippi State Senate.
- "Mississippi Symbols, State Song: Go, Mississippi".
- Lyrics in the official website of the State of Mississippi
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