I Sang Dixie
|"I Sang Dixie"|
|Single by Dwight Yoakam|
|from the album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room|
|Format||7" 45 RPM|
|Dwight Yoakam singles chronology|
"I Sang Dixie" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in October 1988 as the second single from his album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room. In 1989, "I Sang Dixie" went to number one on the US Country chart.
The song's narrator describes meeting a man from the Southern United States dying on a street in Los Angeles. The narrator, while crying, holds the man and sings 'Dixie' to comfort him as he dies. He goes on to describe how others "walk on by" ignoring the man's suffering. The dying man warns the narrator with his final words to "run back home to that southern land" and escape "what life here has done to me".
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||6|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||23|
"Big Wheels in the Moonlight"
by Dan Seals
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
February 25, 1989
"I Still Believe in You"
by The Desert Rose Band
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 403.
- "Dwight Yoakam – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dwight Yoakam.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.