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Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
Words and Music by Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner, Gerald Marks - 1936
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1936, played for 14 weeks.
Am              D7 Am              D7        Am            D7 Am            D7     
G6 Am              D G D+
Am               D7 Am              D7 Am            D7 Am            D7
F#m C#7 F# A7             D7
G F# G -
G F# Am           E7 Am
-                 Cm6 D7               G+ Em -
F#m   Ab7   A9    A7 - A7           Cm6 D+            G
G F# G -
G G7                G+ C6            B7 C6            G7
C6 Eb7 G              Bm      F7 E7            A7
A7 D7 G          -     (A7    D7 repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Peo -ple brag, Peo -ple boast, And con -sist -ent -ly drink a toast,
To a place that a lot of them place at the top of the list.
Are they wrong? Are they right? Is there rea -son for their de -light?
I must live in doubt, Till the day that I find out.
Is it true what they say a -bout Dix -ie?
Does the sun real -ly shine all the time?
Do the sweet Mag -nol -ias blos -som at ev -'ry -bod -y's door?
Do folks keep eat -ing 'pos -sum, Till they can't eat no more?
Is it true what they say a -bout Swan -ee?
Is a dream by that stream so sub -lime?
Do they laugh, do they love, like they say in ev -'ry song?
If it's true, that's where I be -long.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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