William Ruhlmann - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords & Tabs

 

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords & Tabs

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

   
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

  

  Intro

	[c {sustain for 2 beats}, d, e, f, g] 

  

  Verse 1 

	Am       C/G                      f           F/E      Dm
	  Virgil Caine is the name and I served on the Danville train 

	Am                C/G             f           F/E      Dm
	 'Til Stoneman's Cavalry came and tore up the tracks a-gain 

	Am/E               f           c       Dm
	 In the Winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive 

	Am/E              f                         c         Dm             d
	 By May the tenth Richmond had fell, it's a time I re-member, oh, so well  

  

  Chorus 

	    C/G       Fmaj7           C/G          Fmaj7
	The night they drove Old Dixie down and the bells were ringing 

	    C/G       Fmaj7         C/G          Fmaj7
	The night they drove Old Dixie down and all the people were singing 

	           C/G          Am              Gsus4               f
	They went, "La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la" 

  

  

  Lead-in to verse 2
	
	[c, e, g, c {sustain for six beats}, d, e, f, g] 

 


  Verse 2 
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	Am                     c             f          F/E        Dm
 	 Back with my wife in Tennessee when one day she called to me 

	Am                  c    f              F/E       Dm
 	 "Virgil quick come see, there goes the Robert E. Lee" 

	Am/E               f                    c                 Dm
 	 Now, I don't mind choppin' wood and I don't care if the money's no good 

	Am/E                            f
	 Ya' take what ya' need and ya' leave the rest 

                         c          Dm             d
	 But they should never have taken the very best 

  

  Repeat chorus 

  

  

  Lead-in to verse 3 

	[c, e, g, c] f, c, [c, e, g, c {sustain for 6 beats} c, e, f, g] 

  

  Verse 3; repeat verse 2 chord progression 

	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 

  

  (Repeat chorus) 

  

  Lead-in to repeat chorus
	
	[c, e, g, c] Bm, Bb, Am, Ab(b5), c/G, D/F# 

  

  (Repeat chorus)
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