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I Sang Dixie Lyrics

Artist: Dwight Yoakam
Album: Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room

I sang Dixie as he died
The people just walked on by as I cried
The bottle had robbed him of all his rebel pride
So I sang Dixie as he died

He said way down yonder in the land of cotton
Old times there ain't near as rotten as they are
On this damned old L.A. street
Then he drew a dying breath
And laid his head against my chest
Please Lord take his soul back home to Dixie

Chorus

He said listen to me son while you still can
Run back home to that Southern land
Don't you see what life here has done to me?
Then he closed those old blue eyes
And fell limp against my side
No more pain, now he's safe back home in Dixie

Chorus:

I sang Dixie as he died
The people just walked on by as I cried
The bottle had robbed him of all his rebel pride
So I sang Dixie as he died
I sang Dixie as he died
Comments/Interpretations
by Rhianen Maree Pearce on 5/12/2008 9:32am
i love this song i grew up with this song i love country music
by NessaRenee on 9/3/2008 1:59am
This song reminds me of my Mom/Gammi We all miss her so much!!!
by Cathy de Jesus on 9/6/2009 5:01am
One of the best country songs ever recorded. This song brings tears to my eyes and funny familiar forgotten feelings to my guts. I love Dwight.
by Joe Davis on 2/20/2010 6:36pm
I now work and live on the West Coast but this song reminds me that my heart still belongs to Dixie.....
by perk on 8/4/2011 6:58pm
I don't know how Dwight can get
through this song without breaking
down and crying. I've tryed it
numerous times and I can't make it!
by Conleyr on 3/7/2012 9:47pm
Its hard for a song to bring me to tears but this one almost does it.. Reminds me of my grandpa..
by deb on 3/18/2012 8:55pm
damn it.
by rebel child on 4/26/2012 8:48am
this song makes me proud to be a southerner
by Americelt104 on 5/30/2012 12:14pm
With no disrespect to our northern brethren, this song speaks directly to the heart of the South. "Dixie" and "Rebel Pride" are integral parts of our southern heritage. Thanks, Dwight, for reminding us that, no matter where we may be, our home will always be Dixie.
by Wallace D. Fox Jr RN BSN on 10/25/2013 2:08am
An amazing artist and a fantastic song.


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