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I Want to be in Dixie
by Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder

New York: Ted Snyder Co. and Waterson Berlin & Snyder Co. (112 West 38 St)

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[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 because:

[Chorus]I want to be
I want to be
I want to be down in Dixie,
Where the hens are dog gone glad to lay
Scrambled eggs in new mown hay,
You ought to see
You ought to see
You 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'
To my home in Dixie land.

[Verse 2]
Conductor man
Conductor man
I'm kind o' hard of hearin'
So just fix it when the train is nearin'
Dear old Dixie, better shout, holler out, good and loud.
Conductor man,
Conductor man
i'm going to fall asleep now,
Tell the motor man to start the train
Let me tell you when I wake up again:




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