DIXIE LAND (I WISH I WAS IN DIXIE)
(Daniel Decatur Emmett, 1859)
VARIOUS ARTISTS (U.S. National Ballad)

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

[Chorus]
Then 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

Old Missus married Will The Weaver
William was a gay deceiver
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land
But when he put his arm around her
Smiled as 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 her
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land
Old 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 old missus
And all the gals that want to kiss us
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land
But if you want to drive away sorrow
Come and hear this song tomorrow
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land

There's buckwheat cakes and Injin 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 Land I'm bound to travel
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land

 
 
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