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Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Band

 AmC/GFEmDm
 Virgil Cain is my name and I served on the Danville train,
 AmC/GFEmDm
 Till Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.
 C/EFCDm
 In the winter of sixty-five we were hungry, just barely alive.
 C/EF
 By May the tenth Richmond had fell.
 CDmD
It was a time I remember all so well.

 C/GFC/G
The night they drove old Dixie down,
 F
And the bells were ringing.
 C/GFC/G
The night they drove old Dixie down,
 F
And the people were singing.  They went...
 C/GAmGF
"La la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la."

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 I'm 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.

(refrain)

Like my father before me, I 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 the cane back up when it's in the feed.

(refrain)

|C C/B |Bb Am |Ab G |

(refrain)

 --
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From: skaeser@hr.house.gov (Steven Kaeser)

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/GAmGsus4FC
 La,  La, La, La, La, La,     La, La, La, La, La, La,    La, La,    

 AmCFF/EDm
     Back with my wife in Tennessee, When one day she called to me,

 AmCFF/EDm
     "Virgil, quick, come see, there goes 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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THE WEIGHT
(The Band)
 GBmCGCG
 I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' about half past dead;       

 BmCGCG
I just need some place where I can lay my head.         

 BmCGCG
"Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"         

 BmCGCG
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No!", was all he said.         

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(Chorus)
 DCGDG
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free;

 DCG
Take a load off Fanny, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

 G(F#bassEmEm7C
                                                                                      
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 GBmCGCG
 I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;         

 GBmCGCG
 When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side.         

 BmCGCG
I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."        

 BmCGCG
She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."         

(Chorus)

 BmCGCG
Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say             

 BmCGCG
It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on Judgement Day.          

 BmCGCG
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"         

 BmCGCG
He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay and keep Anna Lee company?"       

(Chorus)

 BmCGCG
Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.          

 BmCGCG
He said, "I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack, my dog."         

 BmCGCG
I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."         

 BmCGCG
He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can."         

(Chorus)

 BmCGCG
Catch a cannon ball now, to take me down the line          

 BmCGCG
My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.         

 BmCGCG
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one.          

 BmCGCG
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.          

(Chorus)

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Steven Kaeser skaeser@cais.com (hm)
"May the farce remain with us, always" skaeser@hr.house.gov (wk)
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surfdude2000 (report comment to admin):
Corrected second line of lyrics: should read "Stoneman's", not "Stonewall's"...


Stoneman was a Union General. Stonewall Jackson was a Confederate and not likely to tear up any Southern railroad...
LBrian (report comment to admin):
Second two lines of each verse begin with A minor just like the first two. Try that it sounds more like it.