Joan Baez

The night they drove old Dixie down (Video)

Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train
'til so much 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 ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing 
They went: "Na, na, na, na, na, na... "

Back with my wife in Tennessee, and one day she said 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
Just take what you need and leave the rest 
But they should never have taken the very best.


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 Cane back up when he's in defeat.


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