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When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?
Straight down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico
To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew
She told me just to come on by if there's anything that she could do
Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me
Cripple Creek, Colorado; Mississippi River; Gulf of Mexico; Lake Charles, Louisiana
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go? Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico. To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew.
Lake Charles sits along Interstate 10 and is approximately halfway between Houston and Baton Rouge. It is home to casinos and many industrial plants. Incidentally, other lyrics in the song mention betting on horses; Delta Downs racetrack is in the town of Vinton, just about 25 miles west of Lake Charles along I-10. (The racetrack didn't exist when the song was written.) The actual Cripple Creek is in Colorado; the song completely misplaces it. (Lyrics copied from Wikipedia's entry on Lake Charles.)
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
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