Night they drove old dixie down

(Robbie Robertson)


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Lyric:

Virgil Cain is my name
And I served on the Danville train
Till Stonewall's cavalry came
And tore up the tracks again
In the winter of sixty five
We were hungry just barely alive.
By May the tenth Richmond had fell.
It was a time I remember all 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 singing
They went
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la.
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 I'm chopping 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 the people were singing
They went
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la.
Like my father before me
I work the land.
And 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 the cane back up
When it's in the feed.
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing
They went
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la.
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing
They went
La la la la la la la