Is It True What They Say About Dixie?

Words & Music by Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner & Gerald Marks
Recorded by The Mills Brothers & Al Jolson, 1948

Am7 D7  G   Edim      F#7 Gdim      G6     G/B  Am7 
Is  it true what they say  a - bout Dixie? 

 D7       G  Edim       F#7 Gdim      Am  E7  Am
Does the sun real - ly shine all the time?

E7       Am7      Gdim       D7            B7          Em    B+      
Do the sweet mag - no - lias blos - som at ev'rybody's door? 

Em7 A7       Cdim        A7       Gdim
Do folks keep eat - ing pos - sum 

      D         Am7     D7
Till they can't eat no more?

Am7 D7  G   Edim      F#7 Gdim      G6        G/B  Am7
Is  it true what they say  a - bout Swa - nee? 

D7     G   D7       G7   G/B        C    B7  Am7
Is a dream by that stream so sub - lime?

E7       Am7  Cm7      Gdim   A7       G      Cdim      E7
Do they laugh, do they love, like they say in ev' - ry song? 

Bm7-5      Am7  Cm7-5       D9 Am7   G
 If  it's true, that's where I be - long.

This is one of those charts that looks hopelessly busy, and I guess it actually is. But if you think this is busy, you ought to see the souped-up version that I now play -- and I play it about something near 180 beats per minute. Not well, mind you...but I play it.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.