“Must I Go to Mississippi?”


"Must I go to Mississippi? Must I go or must I stay? Must I go all broken hearted? Oh, my heart shall break in two." "Who will shoe your foot...."


Although two-thirds of the Hicks version are from "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot," the first verse is separate. I'm splitting the songs on the odd chance that the "Must I Go to Mississippi" verse is part of something else. Though it is unlikely to matter unless we find more text. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?" (lyrics)


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 24, "Must I Go To Mississippi?" (1 text, of three verses, of which the last two are "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?")
  2. BI, MHApp024


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Henry, collected from Mrs. Nathan Hicks)
Found in: US(SE)