"Dixie Lullaby" lyrics - LEON RUSSELL

"Dixie Lullaby"

Gather round me people, got a song to sing
'Bout that sweet magnolia thyme
Blackeyed Susan made some catfish stew
And papa brought some homemade wine

All you southern children like to rock'n roll
The TV mamas tell you why
They got it on the boat from Africa
It's that Dixie Lullaby

Well, Blind Willie Time he had a dime shoe shine
Stand down on Beale Street
And Willie would stop and just to say hello
To all the shoes he'd meet

"Why are you so happy?" said the clean white buck
"You got no reason to be happy, Mr. Time."
And Willie would stop and just pop his rag
And said, "Dixie Lullaby."

So now you know the story of my southern home
With a honeysuckle vine
Anytime you think that you might come yourself
You ought to keep this thought in mind

All you easy riders better watch you step
If you're walkin' down below the line
That Louisiana man is gonna get you yet
With his Dixie Lullaby

He's got a Dixie Lullaby
He's got a Dixie Lullaby
Oh, it's aDixie Lullaby, bye bye