Dixie


                           Dixie

                               Daniel Decatur Emmett, 1859
                                     Mandolin tablature by 
                                  Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: C

Verse:

E--||-------------|--------------------------|
A--||*--2:--------|--------------------------|
D--||*--4:--5--2--|-----------------0--2--3--|
G--||-------------|--5-----5-----5-----------|
            |  |     |     |     |  |  |  |
            |==|     |_____|     |==|  |==|
                                     
1a.           I     wish   I     was  in the
1b.          In     Dix - ie     land  where

                                          E 

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|--------------------------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
|--5-----5-----5-----2-----|-----------------------5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |        |     |     |        |
   |_____|     |_____|        |_____|     |_       |=

  land   of   cot - ton;     Old  times  there    are
   I    was  born   in,      Ear - ly     on       a


   E                            Q
|----------------------------|--0-----------------------|
|--0-----------0--2----3--5--|--------------------3-----|
|-----------5----------------|-----------------------5--|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
   |        |  |  |    |  |     |                 |  |
   |_       |= |==|    |==|     |                 |==|

  not     forgotten. Look a -  way!           Look a -
 fros -   ty morning, Look a - way!           Look a -


   Q                          Q
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|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------5--2--|--5-----------------0--2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |                 |  |     |                 |  |
   |                 |==|     |                 |==|

  way!             Look a -  way!               Dixie
  way!             Look a -  way!               Dixie


               e
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   |           |_

 land.
 land.


Chorus:

                        E
|--------|--------0-----------------|
|--------|--3-----------5--------3--|
|--5--5--|--------------------------|
|--------|--------------------------|
   |  |     |     |     |        |
   |==|     |_____|     |_       |=

 Then I    wish   I    was       in


                              Q
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|--0-----3-----------0-----|--5-----------------0-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |_    |           |_       |                 |_

  Dix - ie.         Hoo -    ray!              Hoo -


   Q                                      E
|--------------------------|--------0-----------------|
|--5-----------------------|--3-----------5--------3--|
|--------------------5-----|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |                 |        |     |     |        |
   |                 |_       |_____|     |_       |=

  ray!              In       Dix - ie's  land    I'll


               E                          E
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|--0-----2-----3--------0--|--------------3-----------|
|--------------------------|--5-----2-------------2---|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |        |     |     |     |       |
   |_____|     |_       |=    |_____|     |_      |=

  take  my   stand     to    live  and   die     in


                              Q
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----0-----------2-----|--------------------2-----|
|--------------------------|--5-----------------------|
   |_    |           |_       |                 |_

  Dix - ie.          A -     way,               A - 


   Q                                      E
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------0-----|--------------3-----------|
|--0-----------------------|--5-----2--------------2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |                 |        |     |     |        |
   |                 |_       |_____|     |_       |=

  way,               A -     way  down  south     in


                              Q 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----0-----------2-----|--------------------2-----|
|--------------------------|--5-----------------------|
   |_    |           |_       |                 |_

  Dix - ie.          A -     way,               A - 


   Q                                      E
|--------------------------|--------------0-----------|
|--------------------0-----|-----------------------3--|
|--0-----------------------|--5-----2-----------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |                 |        |     |     |        |
   |                 |_       |_____|     |_       |=

  way,               A -     way  down  south     in


|--------------------||
|--5-----3-----------||
|--------------------||
|--------------------||
   |_    |_

  Dix - ie!

2. Old Missus marry Will the weaver;
William was a gay deceiver.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
But when he put his arm around her,
He smiled as fierce as a forty-pounder
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

Chorus

3. His face was sharp as a butcher's cleaver,
But that did not seem to grieve her.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
Old Missus acted the foolish part,
And died for a man that broke her heart.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

Chorus

4. Now here's a health to the next Old Missus
And 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 to-morrow.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

Chorus

5. 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 Land I'm bound to travel.
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.


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Rhythm:
  Q = dotted quarter
  e = eighth note or rest
  E = dotted eighth

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