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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Joan Baez

1971

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Top 40

9

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7

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Top 40

137

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Songinfo

Artiest

Joan Baez

A-kant Titel

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

A-kant Lengte

3:21

A-kant Componist(en)

J. Robbie Robertson

B-kant titel

When Time Is Stolen

B-kant lengte

2:57

B-kant componist(en)

Joan Baez

Platenlabel

Vanguard

Catalogusnr

VRS 35138

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Virgil Caine is my 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
I took the train to Richmond that fell
It was a time I remember, oh, so well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin'
They went,
naa na-na naa na-na, na-naa na-naa na-naa naa na-naa
na-na-naa

Back with my wife in Tenessee
And one day she said to me,
Virgil, quick come see
There goes the Robert E. Lee
Now I don't mind chopping wood
And I don't care if the money's no good
Just take what you need and leave the rest
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin'
They went,
naa na-na naa na-na, na-naa na-naa na-naa naa na-naa
na-na-naa

Like my father before me, I'm a working man
And like my brother before me, I took a rebel stand
Oh, he was just 18, proud and brave
But a yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the blood below my feet
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin'
They went,
naa na-na naa na-na, na-naa na-naa na-naa naa na-naa
na-na-naa

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