Daniel Decatur Emmett

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Daniel Decatur Emmett Biography

Daniel Decatur "Dan" Emmett was a US-American songwriter and entertainer, founder of the first troupe of the blackface minstrel tradition.

Biography

Of Irish ancestry, Dan Emmett was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, then a frontier region. Growing up with little formal education, he learned popular tunes from his musical mother, and taught ...

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Dixie's Land

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,
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