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MUDDY MISSISSIPPI LINE
 SIDE ONE  1.  LODI (John Fogerty) (2:45)  2.  JEAN [Main Theme] (Rod McKuen) (2:40)  3.  DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME (Joe South) (2:48)  4.  EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ (Fred Neil) (2:15)  5.  PROUD MARY (John Fogerty) (2:19)  6.  TIME GOOD, TIME BAD (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:53)    SIDE TWO  1.  MORNIN’, MORNIN’ (Dennis Linde) (2:08)  2.  LISA WAS (Barry Mann) (2:45)  3.  GRAVEYARDS OF MY MIND (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:58)  4.  MUDDY MISSISSIPPI LINE (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:41)  5.  SWEET CAROLINE (Neil Diamond) (3:15)  6.  BROOMSTICK COWBOY (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:29)
1970 United Artists Records UAS 6735
Available on Compact Disc: “Everybody’s Talkin’,” “Proud Mary,” “Mornin’, Mornin’,” “Muddy Mississippi Line,” “Sweet Caroline” Available on Tape: 8-Track, cassette, and reel-to-reel Available on Vinyl Singles: “Time Good, Time Bad,” “Mornin’, Mornin’,” “Muddy Mississippi Line” Notable Covers: “Muddy Mississippi Line” was recorded instrumentally by the Ventures
“Muddy Mississippi Line” Album Top Position:  #28 Country, #139 Pop "Muddy Mississippi Line" Single (UA #50565) Top Position:  #10 Easy Listening, #15 Country, #53 Pop Billboard magazine, August 2, 1969, Page 64, Spotlight Singles, Top 60 Spotlight: Change of pace for the consistent chart rider is this rousing swinger to follow up his “I’m a Drifter.”  Has even greater sales appeal than the recent hit. “Mornin’, Mornin’” Single (UA #50614) Top Position:  #23 Easy Listening, #56 Country, #78 Pop
The album back cover photo was used as the picture on the eight-track and cassette tapes. "Muddy Mississippi Line" was a #1 country single in Canada.
Spoken Word Introduction The album closes with an acoustic version of the 1965 single, “Broomstick Cowboy,” which was released during the time of the Vietnam War.  Bobby begins the song with this unconventional spoken word introduction: “I’ve got a little boy who’s almost five years old, and I wrote a couple of songs about him, and this next song was written when he was about six months old. And I walked in and looked at him laying there asleep one night and I wondered what a little six-month old baby dreams about, because he doesn’t know anything about war or anything that could hurt him, and I thought it was kind of a shame that he couldn’t stay young all his life. So I wrote this song called “Broomstick Cowboy,” and I recorded it, and we released it and about eighty percent of the radio stations around the country wouldn’t play it, because they said it was a protest song. And I didn’t write it as a protest song, but I’d like to do it again, just with a guitar, and let you form your own opinion about it.”
Then I saw an old man Who looked content in his age His book of life was ending, And as he turned the final page He said, “Time,  You’ve been so good to me You’ve had such happy years to give And I’m thankful I could live them all” - “Time Good, Time Bad” Workin’ on the Muddy Mississippi Line They pay me ten dollars and I don’t save a dime But I always seem to make enough to see me through And I’ll betcha five dollars I’m as happy as you - “Muddy Mississippi Line”
WITH PEN IN HAND The Songwriting of Bobby Goldsboro
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