"Dixie" as written by and Frank Davis....
Wish I was in the land of cotton
There's a man waiting there
Who'll never be forgotten
Why did I have to go
Why did I go away

It was early on one frosty morning
I left the sleepy town I was born in
I wrote a letter that said I was going
And I laid it beside your bed

And now the concrete hurts my feet
New York's too big a city for me
Back down south from Dixie beside you
Honey is where I want to be

And then my cotton gown'll come tumblin' down
I'll make ya feel like a hell of a man
I want to be held tight in your arms tonight
In my sweet old Dixie land
Darling it seems like forever
Does the Mississippi still run free
I miss a little bit of Heaven
And your southern hospitality

These neon lights drive me crazy
I want to lay next to you and be lazy
Where the sweet magnolia blossoms
In the early morning Georgia air

Tonight it looks like snow
But this Gray Hound's starting to roll
I gonna be whistlin' Dixie
All the way back home to you

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]

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"Dixie" as written by Frank Davis

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    General CommentI realise this is a cover, but could they have chosen it because one of their dogs (either James' or Sean's?) was called Dixie? The Manics loved their dogs.
    manic4manicson October 26, 2012   Link

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