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Down Along The Dixie Line Chords

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Capo on 2


G
Way down in Dixie, oh do they miss me

C                      G
Down along the Dixie line

G
Banjoes are strummin’, horseflies are hummin’

A7                 C
Ripe melons on the vine

    Em           G          C         A7
The gold and the gray weeds sing look away

    G              D       G
Way down along the Dixie line


I spent my childhood walking the wildwood
Down along the Dixie line
Freight trains are squallin’, eyeballs are ballin’
Four engines at a time
I was so happy with Momma and Pappy
Down along the Dixie line


G                            C
Can't you hear those drivers wail

          G                      D
Can't you see those bright rails shine

      G                   C
Gonna catch that fireball man

          G         D     G
Leave the northland far behind


[Solo over verse chords]


A river of whiskey flows down in Dixie
Down along the Dixie line
They pulled up the tracks now, I can't go back now
Can't hardly keep from crying
Oh do they miss me way down in Dixie
Down along the Dixie line

G                            C
Can't you hear those drivers wail

          G                      D
Can't you see those bright rails shine

      G                   C
Wanna catch that fireball man

          G         D     G
Leave the northland far behind...

C   A7   G              D       G
      ...Down along the Dixie line
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Sparky52 wrote on June 24 2012, 09:30 am

I'm pretty sure the line is "catch that fireball MAIL", as in, the fast mail train...

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Sparky52 wrote on October 26 2012, 08:56 pm

And up above, it's "Freight trains a-squallin', highballs a-bawlin'". The background of the song is the railroad, and the song is full of railroad references -- the "fireball mail" already noted, the shining rail and the drivers (drive wheels) on the locomotives, the freight train... And the "highball" (a term for a fast train, that gets the highball signal, the early equivalent to a green light), with its whistle "bawlin'" (like the "squallin'" whistle on the freight train).

I've been a train nut for 60 years, you can trust me on this.

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najaraja wrote on February 14 2014, 01:15 am

Isn't it "The Gold and the Gray, we'd sing look away" - a reference to the confederate colors and the song "Look Away, Dixieland"?

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