Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0321

Description

Cover: drawing of an African American man playing banjo on a riverbank; photo inset of a woman (see #162); Publisher: Leo Feist Inc. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

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Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
Ev'ry winter you will notice that the birdies in the sky, To the south will always fly, Now perhaps you're wondering why, It's a land of sunshine, and the only place a real wise bird should be, There's a lot of good things waiting there, For you and me.
Chorus
Just to make our clothes the cotton grows, In dear old Alabam', Each hungry mouth looks to the south, For sweet Virginia Ham, From Tennesee comes melody That's played by ev'ry band, And if you're talking of chicken, Oh, Maryland! Louisiana sugar is sweeter than the rose, Just thank old Carolina, That's where Bull Durham grows, If you're dreaming of a girl to love, That's the place to win her hand, Take my advice, Anything is nice, If it comes from Dixieland. Just to make our clothes the cotton grows, In dear old Alabam', Each hungry mouth looks to the south, For sweet Virginia Ham, From Tennesee comes melody That's played by ev'ry band, And if you're talking of chicken, Oh, Maryland! Louisiana sugar is sweeter than the rose, Just thank old Carolina, That's where Bull Durham grows, If you're dreaming of a girl to love, That's the place to win her hand, Take my advice, Anything is nice, If it comes from Dixieland.
Second verse
Dixie, Dixie is a garden far away from snow and ice. It's a perfect paradise, And the home of ev'rything nice, Ev'rybody loves it, Cause they know about it's many diff'rent charms, Like a mother she will welcome you With open arms.
(Chorus)

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / words by Grant Clarke, George W. Meyer, and Milton Ager

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