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  • [Whistling Dixie]
  • Passed an old plantation home off Hwy. 41
  • Been around since 1850, way before the Union come
  • Built up on a hill, its got a 500-acre view
  • But there ain't been no cotton there since Sherman's boys marched through
  • They've come and burned us down
  • Guess we had it comin'
  • [Whistling Dixie]
  • Jumped out of my pickup truck, there was something in the wind
  • Filled my soul with empty and sent a chill across my skin
  • Heard the ghost of a black man hollerin' "Blue" across the field
  • He said "they sold my only daughter to keep that mansion on a hill"
  • And I wanted to burn it down
  • Aww, but it wouldn't do no good
  • I cried Goodbye Dixie, go rest in peace
  • We've got enough trouble here without you haunting me
  • We buried that cross now we're looking ahead
  • So go on Dixie don't bother me, I'm tryin' to forget
  • Drove up to the courthouse that holds the county seat
  • I walked underneath the poplar trees, casting shadows on Main Street
  • I read the old bronze marker I'd seen many times before
  • And after all these years I learned what those branches were for
  • They used to hang 'em here, back in the days of ole Jim Crowe
  • A black man I knew from high school came walkin' out in chains
  • He used to make me laugh, but now his eyes were filled with pain
  • He got busted sellin' rock down there on MLK
  • So the county came and locked him up and took his kids away
  • Oh, he used to seem alright to me
  • Man, I wonder what went wrong
  • I cried Goodbye Dixie, go rest in peace
  • We've got enough trouble here without you haunting me
  • We buried that cross now I'm looking ahead
  • So go on Dixie don't bother me, I'm tryin' to forget
  • Way down yonder in the land of cotton, oh how times have changed
  • But I wonder if the truth is marching on
  • Its hard to be a Southern man and learn your history
  • Cause it all comes back and hits you close to home
  • I cried Goodbye Dixie, go rest in peace
  • We've got enough trouble here without you haunting me
  • We buried that cross now I'm trying to make a dime
  • So go on Dixie don't bother me,
  • So go on Dixie don't bother me,
  • So go on Dixie don't bother me,
  • Because I ain't got the time

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