48 In Dixie's Land we'll take our stand, to lib an' die in Dixie.
49 Away! away! away down South in Dixie.
50 Away! away! away down south in Dixie.
1] The publishers rejected the song's first stanza on religious grounds (Galbreath, pp. 13-14). It ran as follows:
Dis worl' was made in jiss six days, An' finish'd up in various ways; Look away! look away! look away! Dixie Land! Dey den made Dixie trim an' nice, But Adam call'd it "Paradise." Look away! look away! look away! Dixie Land!
The last four stanzas of the original version (Galbreath, pp. 14-15; MS facsimile on 16-17, taken from the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society Library) vary from the latest edition in ways that suggest the gradual removal of overt racism from the song.
In Dixie Land de darkies grow, If white folks only plant dar toe; Look away, etc. Dey wet de groun' wid 'bakker smoke, Den up de darkies' heads will poke. Look away, etc.
Missus married Will de weaber, Will, he was a gay deceaber; Look away, etc. When he put his arms around 'er, He look as fierce as a forty pounder. Look away, etc.
Ole missus die, -- she took a decline, Her face was de color ob bacon-rhine; Look away, etc. How could she act de foolish part, An' marry a man to broke her heart. Look away, etc.
Den here's a health to de next ole missus An' all de galls dat want to kiss us; Look away, etc. Den hoe it down an' scratch yoa grabble. To Dixie Land I'm boun' to trabble. Look away, etc.