ARE YOU FROM DIXIE?
(Jack Yellen - George L. Cobb)
JOE BENNETT & THE SPARKLETONES (PARIS 45-542, 1960)
Hello there, stranger, how do you do?
There's something I'd like to say to you
Don't be surprised, you're recognized
I'm no detective but I've just surmised
You're from the place where I long to be
Your smiling face seems to say to me
You're from my own land, my sunny homeland
Tell me can it be
Are you from Dixie? I said from Dixie
Where the fields of cotton beckon to me
I'm glad to see you, tell me how be you
And the friends I'm longing to see
If you're from Alabama, Tennessee or Caroline
Any place below the Mason-Dixon line,
Then you're from Dixie, hurray for Dixie
'Cause I'm from Dixie too
It was a way back in eighty nine
I crossed the old Mason-Dixon line
Gee, but I've yearned, longed to return
To all the good old pals I left behind
My home is way down in Alabam'
On a plantation near Birmingham,
And one thing's certain, I'm surely flirtin'
With those southbound trains
Historic American Music (1915) als recorded by The Lonestars