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Dixie

Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett, 1859





Original lyrics by Daniel Decatur Emmett

1. 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

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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.

2. 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

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3. 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

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4. 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

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5. 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

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patriotic Confederate lyrics
by Gen. Albert Pike

1. Southrons, hear your country call you!
Up! lest worse than death befall you!
To arms! to arms! to arms! in Dixie!
Lo! the beacon fire is lighted!
Let our hearts be now united!
To arms! to arms! to arms! in Dixie!

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Advance the flag of Dixie!
Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Dixie's land we'll take our stand
to live or die for Dixie!
To arms! To arms!
and conquer peace for Dixie!

2. How the South's great heart rejoices,
at your cannon's ringing voices!
To arms! to arms! to arms! in Dixie!
for faith betrayed and pledges broken,
wrongs inflicted, insults spoken.
To arms! to arms! to arms! in Dixie!

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3. If the loved ones weep in sadness,
victory shall bring them gladness;
To arms! to arms! to arms! in Dixie!
Exultant pride soon banish sorrow;
smiles chase tears away tomorrow.
To arms! to arms! to arms! in Dixie!

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