Dear old Dixie is a bluegrass song that made it into the heart of bluegrass lover heart. It was first recorded and released by early Scruggs and Lester flat. The song had a cover from foggy mountain boys in 1953. Who writes the song is still a bit unclear but it is available online to buy and to get a sample. It's more of a minstrel number and has lyrics that sound like a traveler enjoying a very pleasant day of summer. It's written in a very challenging tune as it is written in the key of “F”.