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Is It True What They Say About Dixie?

"Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" is a 1936 song written by Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner and Gerald Marks.

The lyrics begin: "Is it true what they say about Dixie? Does the sun really shine all the time? Do the sweet magnolias blossom at everybody's door?".

The song was a #1 hit for Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra in May and June 1936 with Bob Eberly on vocal.[1] Ozzie Nelson and Willie Bryant also charted with the song that year.[2]

The song has been parodied in various versions, such as the Beau Jesters' parody questioning Lyndon Johnson.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 130. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 530. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ Robert Dallek Lone Star Rising: Vol. 1: Lyndon Johnson and His Times - 1991 "The Beau Jesters carried the message around the state, singing to the tune "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?," "Is It True What They Say About Johnson?" Is it true what they say about Johnson? Has he done what he said he would do?"
  4. ^ Goldman, Herbert C. (1988). Jolson - The Legend Comes to Life. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 391. ISBN 0-19-506329-5.
  5. ^ Goldman, Herbert C. (1988). Jolson - The Legend Comes to Life. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 392. ISBN 0-19-506329-5.
  6. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved December 26, 2017.