The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

The Band

Virgil caine is the name, and I served on the danville train
'Til stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive
By may the tenth, richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old dixie down, and the people were singin'
They went na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Back with my wife in tennessee, when one day she called to me
Virgil, quick, come see, there goes robert e. Lee!
Now I don't mind choppin' wood
And I don't care if the money's no good
You take what you need and you leave the rest
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old dixie down, and all the people were singin'
They went na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Like my father before me, I will work the land
Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand
He was just eighteen, proud and brave
But a yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the mud below my feet
You can't raise a caine back up when he's in defeat

The night they drove old dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old dixie down, and all the people were singin'
They went na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

The night they drove old dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old dixie down, and the people were singin'
They went na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Written by: Robbie Robertson
Subtitled by Wesley. Revised by 2 people.
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