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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Royal 627
 
    
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
 
ID: 18151

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LabelRoyal
WEB SITE www.royal-records.com
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Number627
TypeSinging Call
Copies0
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)
Jerry Story (picture)     recordings by 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

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Lyrics ID: 1474

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"
 
 

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