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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Robbie Robertson / The Band (1969)

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Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,
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'Til Stoneman's Cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.
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In the winter of SixtyFive, We were hungry, just barely alive.
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By May the tenth Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well,
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing,
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the people were singin'. They went
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Na, La, La, La, La, La, Na, La, La, La, La, La, La, La,
 
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Back with my wife in Tennessee, When one day she called to me,
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"Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E. Lee.
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Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good.
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You take what you need and you leave the rest,
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But they never should 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 singin'. They went 
Na, La, La, La, La, La, Na, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, 
 
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Like my father before me, I will work the land,
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Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand.
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He was just eighteen, proud and brave, But a Yankee laid him in his grave,
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I swear by the mud below my feet,
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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 the people were singin'. They went 
Na, La, La, La, La, La, Na, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, 
 
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing... 

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