by Yonder Mountain String Band ** E||---------------------------------------0--| B||--3-0----------0-1-3-3-3-0-3/5-5-5\3-1-1--| G||-------0-0-0-2-------------------------0--| D||---------------------------------------2--| A||---------------------------------------3--| E||------------------------------------------| Verse 1: Dixie was the pride of Alabama I met her on a lonesome midnight train Rollin' slowly out of Union Station She was staring out the window at the rain Verse 2: Well Dixie was from sunny Alabama Those old steel rails would roll to Birmingham Mobile, her final destination I looked down at the ticket in her hand Southbound train it ain't you I know that done her wrong Say again that you seen it coming all along All that she knew those sweet memories it's true Dixie darling caught her southbound train Verse 3: Dixie asked if I'd been to Alabama Her voice was thick like some old southern night And maybe for the sake of conversation I said back in '88 or '89 Verse 4: She said her daddy's fields were full of cotton By the river that she swam in as a child Lord she loved those sweet magnolia blossoms And that good ol' Honeysuckle growing wild { Chorus } Verse 5: Dixie told me how she got to Denver A southern gal who coudn't stand the cold She fell in love and left Mobile forsaken Mistaken for a dusty pot of gold Verse 6: Dixie let the pieces fall together And painted up this picture in my mind Mobile, Alabama was a-callin' her back And the Pride of Alabama was on time { Chorus }

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