The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Song Lyrics

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Virgil Caine is the name, I served on the Dansyl Train
So much cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the summer of sixty-five we were hungry just barely alive
By May the tenth Richmond had fell it's a time I remember so well

The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singing
They went la na, na, na, na, na, la na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Back home in Tennessee my wife called out for me
Say Virgil come quick and see there goes Robert E Lee
I don't mind choppin' wood and I don't care if da money ain't good
You take what you need and save the rest but they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringin'

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tremble If You Must
  • 2 Sail Away Home
  • 3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • 4 Mr. Bojangles
  • 5 I Wish I Could Have Been There
  • 6 Whose Garden Was This
  • 7 The Game Is Over
  • 8 Eleanor Rigby
  • 9 Old Folks
  • 10 Golden Slumbers - Sweet Sweet Life - Tremble If You Must
  • 11 Jingle Bells


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robbie Robertson
    album: Track 3 in album Whose Garden Was This
    release date: 1970
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Soft Rock
    length: 3:57
    composer: Robbie Robertson
    lyricist: Robbie Robertson

    Album Information

    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin