Say, did you ever stray,
From the ones you love for quite a while?
Then start back home again,
Never thinking of each lonely mile.
If you did you’ll understand
Why I’m bound for Dixieland;
So before another day,
I’ll be on my merry way. And say
How happy I will be,
Back on my mammy’s knee.
Lawdy me! what a great delight,
When I get a familiar sight,
Of the fuzzy old cat sneakin’ from the stable,
Lickin’ up milk on the kitchen table.
I know, tomorrow,
A pair of loving arms,
Will hold me, enfold me as of yore.
Somehow I just can’t wait for a choo-choo train,
I’ll hop right in an aeroplane,
And be in my Dixie home again tomorrow
Born where the waving corn,
Greets you with the dawn on ev’ry side.
And where a cordial hand,
Makes you feel so grand, you fill with pride.
It’s the southland that I mean
Where the skies are all serene;
In a jiffy I’ll be gone,
Care or sorrow I’ll have none.
Turk, Roy and Robinson, J. Russel, "I'll Be in My Dixie Home Again Tomorrow" (1922). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1638.
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