I Want to Be in Dixie

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I Want to Be in Dixie  (1912) 
by Irving Berlin
Source: Duke University[1][2][3][4]

[verse 1]:

I'm very glad

I'm very glad

Because a train I'm takin'

To that ne'er forgotten or forsaken

Sunny land of cotton down to the town I was born,

I'm glad I had

I'm glad I had

Enough to buy a ticket

Now I hope that there will be no pause

Let me tell you the reason is because:


[verse 2]:

Conductor man

Conductor man

I'm kinda hard of hearin'

So just fix it when the train is nearin'

Daear old Dixie, better shout, holler out, good and loud.

Conductor man

Conductor man

I'm goin' to fall asleep now,

Tell the motor man to start the train

Let me tell you when I wake up again:


[chorus]:

I want to be

I want to be

I want to be down home in Dixie,

Where the hens are doggone glad to lay

Scrambled eggs in the new mown hay,

You ought to see

You ought to see

You ought to see my home in Dixie,

You can tell the world I'm going to

D-I-X-I don't know how to spell it but I'm goin'

You bet I'm goin'


[1]:

To my home in Dixie land.


[2]:

I want to land.


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