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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

(Robbie Robertson)

	  (Intro) C             
Am      C/G                   F             F/E        Dm    
Virgil Caine is the name and I served on the Danville train,    
Am               C/G              F           F/E     Dm    
Till Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.    
C                 F                  C           Dm    
In the winter of sixty-five we were hungry, just barely alive.    
C                 F    
By May the tenth Richmond had fell.    
          C        Dm            D    
It was a time I remember oh, so well.    
     C/G         F              C/G    
The night they drove old Dixie down,    
When all the bells were ringing.    
     C/G         F              C/G    
The night they drove old Dixie down,    
And the people were singing.  They went,   
  C/G     Am           G              F    
"Na 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 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.    
Like my father before me, I will 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 my the mud below my feet,    
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat.    
C  C/B  Bb  Am  Ab  G     


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