"An American Trilogy" as written by and Mickey Newbury....
Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old things they are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Oh I wish I was in Dixie, away, away
In Dixieland I take my stand to live and die in Dixie
Cause Dixieland, that's where I was born
Early Lord one frosty morning
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on
So hush little baby
Don't you cry
You know your daddy's bound to die
But all my trials, Lord will soon be over


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"An American Trilogy" as written by Mickey Newbury

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    General Commentin this song elvis's voice sounds soooooo powerful... i love this song.. i really do
    josephiuson May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow come there's only one comment for this song? Elvis at his best.I love how his voice alternates between a hush and then builds to a crescendo. Gives me tingles.
    ArabianDiscoon October 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGorgeous version!
    leolionmeon November 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song....I cannot let go of. He also did renditions of other people songs and he did them better than the writers. "Bridge over Troubled Water", "Unchained Melody". WOW I am coming of age I see the beauty of Elvis' voice and him as a person. Such a tragedy. Still we allow our loved ones the be taken under by drugs and alcohol.
    LDELPLATOon May 09, 2013   Link

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