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Thread #8916 Message #56282
Posted By: heidi
29-Jan-99 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the American Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs of the American Civil War
As I mentioned before, I direct a children's choir, and we are doing a program about the Civil War. I was planning on having the kids sing Dixie, as I feel it is a very typical song from that time. When my father-in-law heard this he told me that we could be accused of being racist. I was surprised. I do know that there are quite a few verses.The one that we are using is quite neutral: Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton, memories there are not forgotten.............etc. I would appreciate any input on this, as we are planning to do an extra performance for an inner city school. We would most definitely not want to use anything that could be offensive. Thank you.