|ABSTRACT OF THE STORY|
|Name of the Storyteller: Patricia W. Vermillion|
|Title of the Story: Come All You Mississippi Girls|
|Story Source Material: Story revised and told with permission from SMU Press.|
|Taletype Classification of the Story: Anglo-American Comic Song|
|Story Rating: General Audience|
In his folk ballad, author Rod Drake offers a warning to all Mississippi girls who are contemplating marrying Texas boys. He cautions those Mississippi girls of the consequences of such an arrangement. Drake’s humor describes the dismay of the Texas wardrobe, the hard life on a Texas ranch, the manner in which a Texan courts a girl and life on a pine knot hill.