Dixie (Dan Emmett)

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  • CPDL #21496:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Brigid Baker (submitted 2010-04-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 124 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Edition notes: Only two of the many verses are here given. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #07728:  Network.png
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2004-08-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Dixie
Composer: Dan Emmett

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison or SA div.
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1917

Description: This is the most rollicking of U.S. National songs, written and composed for a negro minstrel show by Daniel Decatur Emmett. Another version, "The U.S.A. Forever" written by Angus S. Hibbard, is included. The song, as originally, was instantaneously successful and became a Confederate war-song. Since then it has become a favorite throughout the U.S. and as a band composition is played all over the world.

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Original text and translations

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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',
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
Den I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand,
To lib and die in Dixie,
Away down south in Dixie.