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.