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'Negro Poems, Melodies
DIXIE FAR AWAY
I hear the banjos playing
And I hear the banjos ring, I hear the darkies dancing
And I hear the darkies sing; And my heart is ever longing
For that ne'er forgotten day, When I was down in Dixie
In Dixie far away.
The essence of Ole Virginny
And the fancy buck and wing, The banjos still are playing
While the darkies dance and sing; My steps are slow and feeble
And my hair is turning gray, But my heart is ever longing
For the Dixie far away.
I want to be an angel Dwelling in the sky,
I want to be an angel, An angel when I die.