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Thread #54140 Message #3333016
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
03-Apr-12 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
The first stanza and the chorus, with the minstrel dialect removed, may lack the gravitas of a national anthem but is entirely in the mainstream of 19th century pop song - and a lot less maudlin than most.
My impression is that those were the only parts of the song generally sung. And the tune was generally played without reference to the lyrics.
Voila: a catchy, sentimental, ditty for white Southerners.