SHEET MUSIC – DIXIE’S LAND – CHARLES GROBE 1860
Sheet music, Dixie’s Land. Charles Grobe. 1860 . 7pp complete. Firth, Pond & Co. Pub NY.
"Dixie", also known as "Dixie's Land", "I Wish I Was in Dixie", and other titles, is a song about the Southern United States first made in 1859. It is one of the most distinctively Southern musical products of the 19th century. The song likely cemented the word "Dixie" in the American vocabulary as a nickname for the Southern U.S. Most sources credit Ohio-born Daniel Decatur Emmett with the song's composition, although other people have claimed credit, even during Emmett's lifetime. Compounding the problem are Emmett's own confused accounts of its writing and his tardiness in registering its copyright. The song was a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln and had it played at some of his political rallies and at the announcement of General Robert E. Lee's surrender.
Exhibits some wear and soiling, light edge creases along rt edge, from bound volume with accompanying bindery marks along spine, small pieces of scotch tape along spine, o/w VG condition. sm sf 101
SKU: sm sf 101