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Dixie Lyrics

Lyrics & Music by Daniel Emmett (c.1859)

I wish I was in the land of cotton, 
Old times there are not forgotten, 
Look away! Look away! Look away! 
Dixie Land.

In Dixie Land where I was born in, 
Early on one frosty morning, 
Look away! Look away! Look away! 
Dixie Land.

Then I wish I was in Dixie, 
Hooray! Hooray! 
In Dixie Land, I take my stand 
To live and die in Dixie; 
Away, away, away down south in Dixie, 
Away, away, away down south in Dixie!

There's buck-wheat cakes and Ingen batter, 
Makes you fat, or a little fatter, 
Look away! Look away! Look away! 
Dixie Land.

Then I wish I was in Dixie, 
Hooray! Hooray! 
In Dixie Land, I take my stand 
To live and die in Dixie; 
Away, away, away down south in Dixie, 
Away, away, away down south in Dixie!

 

Source: U.S. Army Song Book, 1918




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