RE: Why is the south called "1Dixie"?
- It's been a while since I've read in this area, but as I recall, the
song was written by Emmett Kelly(?), a Northern
composer/minstrel performer of mid-century. I'm sure the
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture has a lengthy entry on this
subject. I also recall hearing someone argue that Kelly actually
"borrowed" the tune from a Black performer, whose name escapes
me at the present. Perhaps someone out there who has their
Encyclopedia handle can clarify this.