THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN

The Band

 CAmC/GFF/EDm
      Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,
 AmC/GFF/EDm
      'Til Stoneman's Calvery came and tore up the tracks again.
 Am/EFCDm
      In the winter of '65, We were hungry, just barely alive.
 Am/EFCDmD
      By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well,

Chorus
 C/GFmaj7C/GFmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing,
 C/GFmaj7C/GFmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the people were singin'.  They went  
 C/GAmD/F#F
 Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na,     Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na,    Na, Na,    

 AmCFF/EDm
     Back with my wife in Tennessee, When one day she called to me,
 AmCFF/EDm
     "Virgil, quick, come see, there goes the Robert E. Lee!"
 Am/EFCDm
     Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good.
 Am/EF
     Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
 CDmD
     But they never should have taken the very best.     (Chorus)

 AmCFF/EDm
     Like my father before me, I will work the land,
 AmCFF/EDm
     Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand.
 Am/EFCDm
     He was just eighteen, proud and brave,  But a Yankee laid him in his grave,
 Am/EF
     I swear by the mud below my feet,
 CDmD
     You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat.    (Chorus and fade)




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Woodsmistress (report comment to admin):
"there goes The Robert E. Lee"