Dixey's Land

Dixey’s Land.

Away down south in de fields ob cotton,
Cinnamon seed and sandy bottoms.
Look away, look away, look away, look away.
Den ’way down south in de fields ob cotton,
Vinegar shoes and paper stockings.

Pork and cabbage in de pot,
It goes in cold and comes out hot;
Look away, look away, look away, look away.
Vinegar put right on red beet,
It makes dem always fit to eat.

Old massa’a mad, and I am glad,
He’s lost de one he thought he had;
Look away, look away, look away, look away,
If he comes back, which I know he’ll do,
Massa make him dance till he is blue,

A nigger up in a great big tree,
Lookin’ right strate down at me,
Look away, look away, look away, look away.
I up wid a stick and I hit him in de eye,
And I made dis little monkey cry.

A nigger in a bushel measure,
Was tickl’d to death by swallowin’ a feather.
Look away, look away, look away, look away,
De doctor tried to fotch him to,
But he found out it warn’t no go.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg100174
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    22 cm x 14.5 cm
  • Title
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