Lyrics: First verse When the Northern sunset is glowing, Way down South my whole heart is going Where the cotton grows, Where the Swanee flows, There's s girl named Dixie Rose. ‘Mid the sweet magnolias' perfuming, Rose of Dixie sweetly is blooming; Why am I so gay? cause I'm on my way, listen while I say - Chorus: I love the name of Dixie, Dixie, my Home, Sweet Home; I love its sunshine, I love its show'rs, that's where I spent my happy, happy childhood hours. When anyone sings Dixie, My heart it shouts with glee; For somewhere' neath the southern sky Someone waits, and that is why I love the name of Dixie. ie. Second verse Old time joys and scenes of my childhood, Girls and boys who roamed in the wildwood, Dear old Dixie days And those Dixie ways ‘Round my heart their mem'ry stays. No one knows how much I've been yearning for the time when I'd be returning; Let the music play, Start in right away, I just want to say: (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php