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Dixie's Land

Firth, Pond & Co., Dan D. Emmett, W. L. Hobbs
New York, New York
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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This is a piece of sheet music for the song, “Dixie’s Land.” The cover is plain with, “I Wish I was in Dixie’s Land” printed in decorative lettering at the center. “Written & Composed expressly for Bryant’s Minstrels” is printed below the title. Publishing information is printed near the bottom of the cover. First known as the national anthem of the Confederacy but later became well loved in the Union after Abraham Lincoln made it known to be a favorite of his. "The correct and extremely rare first issue as noted in Dichter & Shapiro, p. 105-106. This is the authorized printing." 1 score ([6] p.) For voice and piano. Verses 2-5 printed as text on p. [5]. First line of text: I wish I was in de land ob cotton. First line of chorus: Den I wish I was in Dixie. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.