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Music of the Eras: "Dixie" 1916 recording

I Wish I Was in the Land of Cotton

Video

"Dixie's Land (1916 Recording)." YouTube. YouTube, 15 Aug. 2008. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff58W_m2ipk>.

Lyrics

Dixie

most likely written by  Daniel Decatur Emmett of Mount Vernon, Ohio
 

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten, (Alt Original: Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom,)
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.

In Dixie 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 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 

Optional Verses

Ole Missus marry "Will the weaver"
Willum was a gay deceiver
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

But when he put his arm around 'er,
He smiled fierce as a forty pounder,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

His face was sharp as a butcher's cleaver
But that did not seem to grieve 'er
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Ole Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Now here's a health to the next ole Missus
An' all the gals that want to kiss us;
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

But if you want to drive 'way sorrow
Come and hear this song tomorrow
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

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." Lyrics. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2014. <http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/dixie.html>.

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