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Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Music by Albert Gumble

Copyright MCMXV by Jerome H. Remick & Co. New York and Detroit

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Come to town, oh honey, come to town,
Have you forgotten that it's
Circus day in Dixie?
Let's go down, we'd better hurry down
Where the crowd is cheerin'
that parade is nearin'
Hear the music sweet!
That's for the dancers
who don't move their feet.
Gee! there's goin' to be
lots of things I'm just dying to see!

Circus day in Dixie,
Circus day in Dixie,
Always is a holiday
You better hurry,
honey, the parade is comin'
Led by the leader man
Din't he look mighty grand!
See the funny lion,
seems as if he tryin'
To keep time with the rag time band
Here come the clowns
who wear the funniest clothes
There's one who looks just
like my Old Uncle Mose!
And see the cunnin' little monkeys
ridin' on the donkeys
At the Circus down in Dixie land.

First let's see the big menagerie,
Follow the crowd this way to see
the main attraction.
Step right in, they're ready to begin;
Gee! I'm all excited,
glad I've been invited.
Oh! before we go
we've got to see that
Turkish dancin' show
Ev'ry body's here?
Circus day only comes once a year!



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