An American Trilogy


An American Trilogy is a patriotic song written by Mickey Newbury and made popular by Elvis Aaron Presley.

An American Trilogy is a medley of two patriotic songs: Dixie, the anthem of the U.S. South, and The Battle Hymn of the Republic, the marching song of the U.S. North during the American Civil War.

Lyrics

Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times they are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Oh I wish I was in Dixie, away, away
In Dixieland I take my stand to live and die in Dixie
For Dixieland, that’s where I was born
Early Lord one frosty morning
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry
You know your daddy’s bound to die
But all my trials, Lord will soon be over
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on
His truth is marching on

4 Responses to An American Trilogy

  1. Jody Miller says:

    I think the most important song I sing is “The American Trilogy.”
    https://hiram7.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/an-american-trilogy

    I’m told I sing it better than any song I sing. I know it’s the best written song I sing. It has a terrific message and it’s the song I like most to perform mostly because of those things. But I gotta be honest, that song lets me use my voice and show off a little too.

    • patricia welch says:

      I agree it is the most important song you have recorded…thank you again for sending me one of your copies of My Country and autographed photo.. You are entitled to show off your God given gift..you have the most incredible voice. !! Patricia Phx Az

      • Charbuy fabienne says:

        Bonjour,
        Comment avez-vous obtenu une copie du cd “my country”de Jody miller ? Je cherche désespérément ce cd.
        Merci pour votre réponse.

  2. Rich Lowery says:

    Why is there no mention of the American Trilogy by Lenny Welch?

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