Dixie
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Voyetra Technologies (1990)


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This Confederate War Song was written by a Northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett before the Civil War for the Bryant Minstrels. It was first played in New York.

The word "dixie" could refer to the area below the Mason-Dixon Line, but is generally believed to refer to the worthless ten dollar bills issued in New Orleans which were called "dixies" because of the word "dix" (ten in French) printed on them.

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.