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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Listen to the Midi File of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down "

Bob Dylan

Robertson
1974?

Virgil Caine is my name and I served on the Danville train
Till 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 was a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went.
Na, na na na na na, Na na na na na, Na na na na na

Back with my wife in Tennessee, one day she called to me
"Virgil, quick come see! there goes the Robert E. Lee"
I don't mind chopping wood, I don't care if the money's no good
Take what you need and leave the rest
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went.
Na, na na na na na, Na na na na na, Na na na na na

Like my father before me, I'm a peaceful man
Like my brother before me, I took a rebel stand
Just 18, proud and brave, when a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the blood running below my feet
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went.
Na, na na na na na, Na na na na na, Na na na na na