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The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Chord)
Submitter: palamin0 (144) on 4/7/04
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Artist: The Band
Title: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
chords by: palamin0 at countrytabs.com


The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down








(verse 1)
Am       C/G                            F              Dm   - Am
 Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,
               C/G              F                    Dm - Am
Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.
              F          C            Dm              Am/E
In the winter of 65, We were hungry, just barely alive,
                F                             C    Dm              Dsus4-D
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well,




(chorus)
    C/G          Fmaj7         C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing,

    C/G        Fmaj7           C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the people were singin'.  They went   
 
C/G         Am         Gsus4                   F      C
La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La,



(verse 2) 
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 choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good,
Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
But they never should have taken the very best,



(chorus)
    C/G          Fmaj7         C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing,

    C/G        Fmaj7           C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the people were singin'.  They went   
 
C/G         Am         Gsus4                   F      C - Am
La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La,



(verse 3)
               C        F      F/E      Dm    Am
Like my father before me, I will work the land,
             C         F                  Dm    Am
Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand.
                    F                 C 
He was just eighteen, proud and brave,  
                    Dm            Am
But a Yankee laid him in his grave,
                   F
I swear by the mud below my feet, 
  C                        Dm                   Dsus4-D
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat,




(chorus)
    C/G          Fmaj7         C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing,

    C/G        Fmaj7           C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the people were singin'.  They went   
 
C/G         Am         Gsus4                   F      C
La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, 
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