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The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down

This song is by The Black Crowes and appears on the live album Freak 'N' Roll Into The Fog (2006).

This song is a cover of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band.
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Virgil Caine is my name, and I served on the Danville train
Till Stoneman's Calvery 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 ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin'
They went na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na

Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she said to me
"Virgil, quick come see, there goes Robert E. Lee"
Well 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
They never should have taken the very best

Like my father before me, I will work the land Like my brother above me, I took a rebel stand He was just eighteen, proud and brave, till a Yankee laid him in his grave I swear by the mud beneath my feet You can't raise a Caine when he's in defeat

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