While The Band Is Playing Dixie

DESCRIPTION: "It was on the day when soldiers wrote a line to those they love" that a "fair-haired boy" writes to his girl, "While the band is playing 'Dixie,' I'm humming 'Home Sweet Home'" as he thinks of her in Georgia. He is killed; the note is found in his pocket
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (recording, Russell and Louis Burton, according to Wolfe)
KEYWORDS: death soldier separation love
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 77, pp. 124-125, "While the Band is Playing Dixie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11038
File: BoWo077

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