Daniel Decatur Emmett

(29 October 1815 – 28 June 1904 / Mount Vernon / Ohio)

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  • ''I wish I was in de land ob cotton,
    Old times dar am not forgotten,
    Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
    In Dixie Land whar I was born in
    Early on one frosty mornin',''
    Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904), U.S. Dixie (l. 1-5). . . Family Album of Favorite Poems, The. P. Edward Ernest, ed. (1959) Grosset & Dunlap.
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  • ''To lib and die in Dixie!
    Away, away, away down South in Dixie!''
    Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904), U.S. Dixie (l. 9-10). . . Family Album of Favorite Poems, The. P. Edward Ernest, ed. (1959) Grosset & Dunlap.

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Dixie's Land

1 I wish I was in de land ob cotton,
2 Old times dar am not forgotten;
3 Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land!
4 In Dixie Land whar I was born in,
5 Early on one frosty mornin,
6 Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land!

7 Den I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
8 In Dixie's Land we'll take our stand, to lib an' die in Dixie.

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