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 Posted: Sat Nov 25th, 2006 07:15 pm
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Hi, Cleburn Fan,
I agree with you about the power of "Dixie" to evoke so many different reactions. Dan Emmett, a Yankee, knew what he was doing when he wrote it for one of his minstrel shows before the war. Later, after it was sort of the Confederate national song, he said, "If I'd known they were going to use it for that, I never would have written the damn thing."
Patty

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