Singing of Dixie- 2016 LS Conference

“The Singing of Dixie”

As the Southern people- we are a folk, a nation of people living within an empire. Dixie is our national anthem and this abbreviated rendition was done at the League of the South National Conference in June of 2016. Embrace your culture love your people- join us!

Dixie

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton, Old times there are not forgotten. Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land!

In Dixie’s Land, where I was born in, early on one frosty mornin’. Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land!

I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray! In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie. Away, away, away down south in Dixie! Away, away, away down south in Dixie!

There’s buckwheat cakes and Injun batter, Makes you fat or a little fatter. Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel, To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel. Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray! In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie. Away, away, away down south in Dixie! Away, away, away down south in Dixie!

II. Or you can change verses four and five for my own personal favorite verses:

This world was made in just six days, And finished up in various ways. Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

Then they made Dixie trim and nice, But Adam called it “Paradise”. Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

III. Some additional optional verses are as follows:

Ole Missus marry “Will the weaver” Willum was a gay deceiver Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

But when he put his arm around ‘er, He smiled fierce as a forty pounder, Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

His face was sharp as a butcher’s cleaver But that did not seem to grieve ‘er Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

Ole Missus acted the foolish part And died for a man that broke her heart Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

Now here’s a health to the next ole Missus An’ all the gals that want to kiss us; Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

But if you want to drive ‘way sorrow Come and hear this song tomorrow Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

There’s buckwheat cakes and Injun batter, Makes you fat or a little fatter Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel, To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel, Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land

IV. There is also a soldier’s version written by Confederate General Albert Pike with verses as follows:

Southrons! hear your country call you! Up! lest worse than death befall you! Hear the Northern thunders mutter! … Northern flags in South wind flutter; … Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance!

Love your Heritage,

Tex Wood

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