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A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now - A87888857
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

This entry is written in response to questions posed by Bluebottle.

I hope I have made it clear that there is no particularly appropriate time during the singing of this ditty 'to hold a flag, salute, put your hand over your heart, pick your nose, put your hands over your eyes in the whacky goggles pose and make raspberry noises with your armpits.'

However, in its original performance version, these motions might not have been entirely out of place...smiley - whistle

And that ain't just whistlin' Dixie. smiley - winkeye

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A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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bobstafford

Well done that explains a lot about that part of American history
smiley - cheers


A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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Florida Sailor - Now with Added House

One of my favorite stories about the song was Lincoln's request after Lee's surrender http://www.lincolncollection.org/discover/ask-an-expert/qa-archive/was-%E2%80%9Cdixie%E2%80%9D-really-lincoln%E2%80%99s-favorite-song/

I have also heard it played many times for the Virginia Reel A87802013 not trying to self promote, but I thought it might be an appropriate link.

F smiley - dolphin S


A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks, FS. Yeah, I liked that Lincoln anecdote, too, but I was trying to tighten up, so I decided to leave it out, along with many other 'Dixie' references...

But I can and will put in that excellent Virginia Reel link. I think I know where...smiley - run


A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Oh, smiley - cool. This quaint entry may become topical, since New Orleans has removed the Jeff Davis statue...smiley - laugh

It's going into a museum, where it belongs.


A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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minorvogonpoet

This is an interesting piece of history. smiley - smiley

I have no idea what the history of some of our old English, and Welsh and Scottish songs is.smiley - erm


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Those would make good guide entries, MVP.

I still think we need one for 'On Ilkley Moor Baht 'At'. smiley - laugh And some of Robert Burns'.


A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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bobstafford

On Ilkley Moor Baht 'At
translates as
On Ilkley Moor Baht(without your) 'At(hat) smiley - biggrin


A87888857 - Whistling Dixie: A Pop Song and Its Politics, Then and Now

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

And it was composed by a church choir on a picnic. smiley - whistle


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