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Won't you take me back to Dixie

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Franklin, Irene


Cover design includes drawing of a steamboat with passengers near a shore landing, with onlookers.Cover includes photograph of Irene Franklin with the caption: the petite vocalist, Irene Franklin.Summary: At a riverboat landing in New York, a young white man thinks he recognizes an elderly African American. The elderly African American (named Ned) tells the young man he was his father's slave; he asks the white man how is his (Ned's) family which still live on the plantation, and expresses the desire to return to Dixie; as they speak, onlookers cry; the white man says that everyone is ok, and that his father would be delighted to have Ned return.
Rosey, Geo. (George)Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945)
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American popular songs

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