The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
John Denver

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

The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singin'
They went la na na na na na la na na na na na na na

Back with my wife in Tennessee, one day she'd called to me
Say Virgil come quick and see there goes Robert E Lee
I don't mind choppin' wood and I don't care if my 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'
The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singin'
They went la na na na na na la na na na na na na na

Like my father before me I am a workin' man
Like my brother above me he took the Rebel Stand
He was just eighteen proud and brave when a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the blood below my feet you can't raise a can, you can't back up when you are in defeat

The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singin'
They went la na na na na na la na na na na na na na

The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singin'
They went la na na na na na la na na na na na na na..................