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Way Down in Dixie 'Way down in Dixie! 'Way down in Dixie where the cotton grows, Sing a song, blow along, O-O-O! 'Way down in Dixie! 'Way down in Dixie, oh, I had a gal, Sing a song, blow along, O-O-O! Her name it was Fore-tops'l Nell, She was so dark she broke me heart, She had black eyes an' a lovely nose, Oh, around the world l had to sail. But l'm as tough as a six-inch nail. When l got back, she'd done me down. She'd ran off wid a circus clown. If I could cotch that thievin' [sneakin'] tyke. I'd give him one wid a marline-spike. But I left her there an' sailed away. From Shanties from the Seven Seas, Hugill note: halyard shanty RG
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