Dixie's Land: Original Handwritten Composition

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Dixie's Land: Original Handwritten Composition

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Dixie's Land: Original Handwritten Composition
Creator:
Daniel Emmett

Content Description: 

Ohio composer Daniel Emmett (1815–1904) wrote "Dixie's Land" as a "hooray" song for a minstrel show. He composed the song in New York City while thinking "I wish I was in Dixie." "Dixie" took the South by storm after its southern debut in New Orleans in 1861 in the play Pocahontas.

Physical Description: 

Handwritten copy by Daniel Emmett.

Identifier:
Call number: Mss2 Em645 a 1

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