In the old land of Dixie
Speaking of race….one of the black guys in our office told our import from Poland that he shouldn’t sing Dixie. Think about this song–it means that the writer wishes that they were back in the slavery days. Our Polish friend was shocked-that never occurred to him what the song meant. Then I told him that the song Camptown Ladies referred to prostitutes (camp followers) (camp town ladies). Then my little friend said he was shocked because his parents brought him a toy that played these songs. He wondered what kind of upbringing he had. ;-}
ME oops AM
p.s. I never really made the dixie slave connection in the song, either.