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    Old times dar am not forgotten,
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    I wish I was in de land ob cotton,
    Old times dar am not forgotten,
    Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
    In Dixie Land whar I was born in
    Early on one frosty mornin’,
    —Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815–1904)