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"Mississippi Queen" is a song originally performed by the American rock band Mountain. It was written by Leslie West (who supplies lead vocals and guitar) and drummer Corky Laing. Originally appearing on their 1970 album ''Climbing!'', it has remained Mountain's most popular song. It begins with the banging of Laing's cowbell and West's easily recognizable guitar riffs.

Being put together by David Rea and Corky Laing, the lyrics were inspired by an incident that happened to Laing while playing at a club in Nantucket. An unnamed friend's girlfriend was there, visiting from Mississippi. She happened to be wearing a see-through dress that evening. Quite suddenly, the power on the entire island went out, and in a drug-induced moment of creativity, Laing began belting out the words.

This song has become popular again through its appearance on both Guitar Hero III and Rock Band in 2007. It was covered by the Intrepid Travelers in 2007 and by the rock singer Ozzy Osbourne in his 2005 album Under Cover. The song was featured briefly in the 2005 film The Dukes of Hazzard as well as featuring in the 2010 movie The Expendables.

Mississippi Queen
Label: EPIC/LEGACY
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Duration: 04:09

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