Friday Music Post

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite movies.

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 ringing
   The night they drove Old Dixie down and the people were singin’, they went  
   La-la-la  la-la-la,  la-la-la  la-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 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 should never have taken the very best

   The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringing
   The night they drove old Dixie down and all the people were singin’, they went  
   Na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na-na

   Like my father before me, I will work the land
   And like my brother before 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 oown and the bells were ringing
   The night they drove old Dixie down and all the people were singin’, they went  
   Na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na-na

   The night they drove old Dixie down and all the bells were ringing
   The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singin’, they went  
   Na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na-na

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