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Old 11-08-2012, 03:06 AM
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down






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Old 11-26-2012, 03:56 AM
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An all-time great.

Sung beautifully by Joan Baez

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 singing
They went, "La, la, la"

Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me
"Virgil, quick, come see, there goes the Robert E.Lee"
Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good
Ya take what ya need and ya 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 singing
They went, "La, la, la"

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 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 downAnd all the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, na"

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringingThe night they drove old Dixie downAnd the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, na"

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:42 AM
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