Lyrics - First verse Dixie, Dixie, I hear you calling, Dixie, Dixie, My tears are falling, That's why I'm coming to see you soon; I've not forgotten your fields of cotton; Dixie, Dixie, I'll soon be with you, Down along the Mississippi shore; ‘Cause I know that you'll show some fancy dancing, as you did in happy days before Chorus They're always dancing, dancing, Dancing down in Dixie, On the Mississippi shore, See those steamboats gliding along Hear that Darkie's wonderful song; Singing, swinging, to the Banjo's ringing Harmony is ev'ry where, Oh! up above the moon's shining brightly, On the shores they're gathering nightly, Just play some blues and they'll wear out their shoes Dancing down in Dixie Land. They're always Land. Second verse Dixie, Dixie, I'm all excited Dixie, Dixie, I'm so delighted, Because I'll soon take the choo choo train, The Dixie flyer I'll send a wire Dixie, Dixie, To say I'm comin' Back to all the folks who love me too, Wait for me, soon I'll be among the dancers, trying all the fancy steps they do.
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