"a lazy Dixieland drawl"

Dixie, or Dixieland, is a nickname given to the Southern United States. This is generally considered to mean the eleven southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. The origins of the name are unclear, but are thought to be based on either the old currency issues in Louisiana, on the notes of which was written the French word ‘dix’ (meaning ‘ten’); a famously kind slave owner called Mr Dixy; or Jeremiah Dixon, a surveyor instrumental in establishing the Mason-Dixon line which divided the USA unofficially into areas of free and state slavery.