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Alabama's, "Christmas In Dixie"
The Lyrics:
By now in New York City, There's snow on the ground.
And out in California, The sunshines' falling down.
And maybe down in Memphis, Graceland's all in lights.
And in Atlanta, Georgia, there's peace on earth tonight.
Why:
Mentions New York City, the U.S. state of California, the city of Memphis, Tennessee (with specific reference to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley), and the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
Alabama's, "Christmas In Dixie"
The Lyrics:
Christmas in Dixie, its snowing in the pines.
Merry Christmas from Dixie, to everyone tonight.
And from Fort Payne, Alabama, Merry Christmas tonight.
Why:
Refers to the northeast Alabama town of Fort Payne. Also, "Dixie" is a well known sociopolitical / cultural term for a southeastern portion of the U.S., extending as far west as Texas. It may still often be referred to as the southern U.S. or merely "The South", those references still reflecting a time when the country was little explored or settled by "the white man" west of Texas. The term "Dixie" is very much associated with those states that, around 1860, seceeded from the union, formed the Confederacy, and fought for independence until 1865 in the U.S. Civil War. But the Confederacy represented 13 states on its flag, while only 11 actually seceeded, so some of the "border states" that remained neutral in that war may sometimes be included as a part of "Dixie" as well. Today, the cultural distinctiveness of Dixie has been considerably diminished by migration from other parts of the country. Nonetheless, extolling the glory of "Dixie" remains an ardent rallying call among some, often with much more controversial effects than the benign lyrics of this song reflect.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
Alabama's, "Christmas In Dixie"
The Lyrics:
Its windy in Chicago. The kids are out of school.
There's magic in Motown. The city's on the move.
In Jackson, Mississippi to Charlotte, Caroline
And all across the Nation, its a peaceful Christmas time.
Why:
Mentions Chicago, Illinois, and refers to Detroit, Michigan (the well-known meaning of "Motown"). Then refers to the cities of Jackson Mississippi and Charlotte, North Carolina ("Caroline" being an abbreviated reference to the state in the latter case; generally "Caroline" might include South Carolina as well, but Charlotte, in North Carolina, is the largest city in either state, and there's no Charlotte of any considerable size in South Carolina). Finally, "All across the Nation." is a reference to the entire U.S.A.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
Alabama's, "Fourty Hour Week"
The Lyrics:
Hello Detroit auto workers let me thank you for your time
Why:
Hello, Detroit its a place in Michagan im pretty sure its real.
Submitted by: chas

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