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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
 
Royal 627
 


ID: 18151

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TypeSinging CallRoyal
WEB SITEWeb site for "Royal" www.royal-records.com
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MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Jerry Story
Jerry Story
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
*Virgil Cain is my name
*And I served on the Danville train

Left allemande and turn your partner by the right
Left allemande and weave it you know
The night they drove old Dixie down
All the people were singing
They went "Na Na Na Na Na Na Na - Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na"


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*The night they drove old Dixie down
*All the bells were ringing


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads (Sides) lead right, veer left
Crossfire, coordinate
Bend the line, pass the ocean, circulate
Swing thru, boys run
Ferris wheel, boys veer left
Boys extend, swing and promenade
Singing "Na Na Na Na Na Na Na - Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na"


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The night they drove old Dixie down
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
 
 

Virgil Caine is the 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
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell
It's a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin'
They went, "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 chopping wood
And I don't care if the money's no good
Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin'
They went, "La, la, la, la, la, la, ... "

Like my father before me, I will work the land
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 by the mud below my feet
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin'
They went, "La, la, la, la, la, la, ... "

Lyrics by J. Robbie Robertson.
Recorded by The Band; Joan Baez.
 
Comments

Instead of the silly "Boys Veer Left, Boys Extend", call "Centers Pass Thru"
 
 
Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
626 Lead (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
320 Cross Fire [Plus]
45 (anything) Coordinate [C2]
161 Bend The Line [Basic]
737 Pass The Ocean [Basic]
242 Circulate [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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