I'se Gwine Back to Dixie

DESCRIPTION: Singer, having left Dixie, pines for the usual things: home, food, etc. He swore that if he left, he'd never return, but now "time has changed the old man, his head is bending low." "I'm going back to Dixie...I'm going where the orange blossoms grow...."
AUTHOR: Charles A. White
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (sheet music publication)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Singer, having left Dixie, pines for the usual things: home, the old plantation, hominy, punkin, and red gravy. He says that, working on the farm and on the river, he swore that if he left, he'd never return, but now "time has changed the old man, his head is bending low" and his heart turns back to Dixie. Chorus: "I'm going back to Dixie...I'm going where the orange blossoms grow...My heart turns back to Dixie, and I must go"
KEYWORDS: age homesickness loneliness home return travel farming river work food nonballad family
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
DT, HEARTDIX
RECORDINGS:
Leo Boswell, "My Heart's Turned Back to Dixie" (Columbia 15748-D, 1932)
Climax Quartet, "Ise Gwine Back to Dixie" (Columbia [Climax] 753, 1902)
Greater New York Quartet, "I'se Gwine Back to Dixie" (CYL: Columbia 9010, c. 1898)
Haydn Quartet, "I'se Gwine Back to Dixie" (Berliner 024-N, rec. 1899; Victor 657, 1901) (Victor 4725, 1906; Victor 16104, 1908)
Leake County Revelers, "I'm Gwine Back to Dixie" (Columbia 15409-D, 1929)
Uncle Dave Macon, "I'se Gwine Back to Dixie" (Vocalion 5157, 1927)
Peg Moreland, "Going Back to Dixie" (Victor 21653, 1928)
Grover Rann & Harry Ayers, "I'se Gwine Back to Dixie" (Columbia 15638-D, 1931; rec. 1930)

ALTERNATE TITLES:
Gwine Back to Dixie
File: DTheartd

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