Gather round me people, got a song to sing About that sweet magnolia thyme Black-eyed 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 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 sing a Dixie Lullaby.
So now you know the story of my southern home With a honeysuckle wine And anytime you think that you might come yourself You ought to keep this thought in mind.
All you easy riders better watch you step And 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...