May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
"I WISH I WAS IN DE LANN OF COTTON" EMMETT, DANIEL D. Autograph Manuscript dated and Signed, "Daniel Decatur Emmett (of 1815)," complete 5 verses of his song "Dixie," written on the same sheet below a brief Autograph Letter sending the manuscript, to "My Dear Miss." Additionally signed in the third person within the text. 2 pages, folio, ruled paper, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; minor toning at edges, faint offsetting near lower edge verso, folds. Trenton, 22 January 1896

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"I comply with your polite request: to furnish you with an exact copy of the original 'Dixie!!' I hope the possession of it proves a source of pleasure to you.
"Dixie!! / Composed by Daniel D. Emmett, in 1859, and first sung by the Bryant's Minstrels of N. York City. / 1. I wish I was in de lann of cotton / Ol times darr am not forgotten / Chorus. Look away, look away, look away, Dixie lann. . . ."