“A Pilot on the Mississippi” – Mr. Mark Twain
Music and Lyrics: William P. Perry
According to this musical based on the life of Mr. Mark Twain, he always wanted to be a steamboat captain which he sings about in this invigorating number. Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain was born on this day in 1835 and while he did not end up a captain, he certainly led a fulfilling life as a writer.