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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.
People brag, People boast, And consistently 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 reason for their delight?
I must live in doubt, Till the day that I find out.
Is it true what they say about Dixie?
Does the sun really shine all the time?
Do the sweet Magnolias blossom at ev'rybody's door?
Do folks keep eating 'possum, Till they can't eat no more?
Is it true what they say about Swanee?
Is a dream by that stream so sublime?
Do they laugh, do they love, like they say in ev'ry song?
If it's true, that's where I belong.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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