American Folk - Dixie (German translation)

English

Dixie

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten,
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.
 
In Dixie Land, where I was born in,
Early on one frosty mornin',
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.
 
I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
 
(Optional Verses:)
 
Ole Missus marry "Will the weaver"
Willum was a gay deceiver
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
But when he put his arm around 'er,
He smiled fierce as a forty pounder,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
His face was sharp as a butcher's cleaver
But that did not seem to grieve 'er
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
Ole Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
Now here's a health to the next ole Missus
An' all the gals that want to kiss us;
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
But if you want to drive 'way sorrow
Come and hear this song tomorrow
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
There's buckwheat cakes and Injun batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie's Land I'm bound to travel,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land
 
Submitted by Lobolyrix on Mon, 28/08/2017 - 07:54
Submitter's comments:

2nd line, alt. original: Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_(song)
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German translation

Dixie

Oh, ich wollt', ich wär' im Baumwoll-Land,
Die alten Zeiten dort sind nicht vergessen,
Schau in die Ferne, weit weg, nach Dixieland.
 
In Dixieland, wo ich geboren wurde
Früh an einem frostigen Morgen,
Schau in die Ferne, weit weg, nach Dixieland.
 
Ich wollt', ich wär' in Dixie, hurra! hurra!
In Dixieland, da will ich bleiben,
Zu leben und zu sterben in Dixie.
Weit weg, weit weg im Süden da unten, in Dixie.
Weit weg, weit weg im Süden da unten, in Dixie.
 
Submitted by Lobolyrix on Mon, 28/08/2017 - 08:32
Author's comments:

Das Lied war im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg von 1861 bis 1865 bei der Konföderiertenarmee sehr beliebt – als Dixieland werden die Südstaaten der USA bezeichnet. > https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_(Lied)

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