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The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down

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  1. Jun 21,  · "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down" refers to the night of April 2, when the Confederate militia set the city on fire and destroyed resources on its way out of town. By the time Gen. Grant arrived the next morning, his primary task was putting out the fires that the Confederacy had set, even as Federal soldiers were raising the flag of the United States over the Confederate capital.
  2. Aug 06,  · Growing up in Troy, Alabama, a small city about two hours south of Birmingham, where he currently lives, James often heard “The Night They .
  3. [Chorus] C/G F C/G F The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing, C/G F C/G F 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] Am C F C/E Dm Like my father before me, I will work the land, Am C F C/E Dm Like my brother.
  4. Songfacts®: Robbie Robertson wrote this song, which is set during the American Civil War - "Dixie" is a term indicating the old American South, which was defeated by the Union army. The song is not related to his heritage, as Robertson is half-Mohawk Indian, half-Jewish Canadian.
  5. Aug 13,  · “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” is a character song through and through, and we know this from its opening line: “Virgil Caine is the name.” (I’ve always found that name to .
  6. The night they drove old Dixie down And all the people were singing They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, la" The night they drove old Dixie down And all the bells were ringing The night they drove old Dixie down And the people were singing They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, la" You gotta check out.
  7. C/G F C/G The night they drove old Dixie down, F When all the bells were ringing. C/G F C/G The night they drove old Dixie down, F And the people were singing. They went, C/G Am G F "Na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na." Back with my wife in .
  8. Jun 13,  · “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” isn’t even really about the American South–that’s just where it takes place. It’s about the human cost of war on those who survive it, regardless of the cause, and Robertson’s great accomplishment is in the way he brings the character of Virgil Caine to life through empathy that an American songwriter probably could never have mustered.

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