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DIXIE'S LAND (DIXIE)

Anno: 1859

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Testo e musica: Dan Emmett

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Oh, 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's Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin'.
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land!

I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie's Land I'll 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 buckwheat cakes and Injun batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie's Land I'm bound to travel.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie's Land I'll take my stand,
to live and die in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie!
Away, away, away down south in Dixie!

Note

Dixie's Land, nota anche come Dixie oppure DixieLand od I Wish I Was in Dixie, una canzone che fu composta da Daniel Decatur "Dan" Emmett a New York City mentre era membro dei Brosiam's Minstrels. Fu eseguita per la prima volta da Emmett e Bryants alla Mechanics 'Hall di New York il 4 aprile 1859 ed ebbe immediato successo, specialmente negli stati delSud. Nel 1860 divenne l'inno nazionale degli Stati Confederati d'America e lo rimase fino alla fine della guerra civile.