THAT SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY (WHEN YOU'RE DOWN IN DIXIE)
(Chas. McCarron / Raymond Walker, 1915)
I love to meet a man and take him by the hand
if he's from Dixie from dear old Dixie
Because in Dixie land the people treat you grand.
They've got that Southern Hospitality,
Gee, there's something the matter with you
If you can really be lonesome and blue in Dixie.
You'll find a welcome there on every easy chair
When you're in Dixie
In dear old Dixie
And when you get a meal, you get a meal that's real
With good old sweet potatoes Southern style,
While there's nothing the matter with me
I know a little bit better I'd be in Dixie.
When you're down in Dixie,
In a town in Dixie,
With its Southern ways,
Its "Home and Mother" days
In their arms they take you
Right at home, they make you.
Oh, oh, oh, you're always pickin' on a chicken
When you're down in Dixie
In a town in Dixie
You're welcome, you're welcome to all you see,
And the population's at the station there
When your train pulls in from "Any where"
They're always glad to see you, take it from me
It's that Southern Hospitality.