Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

ver1
ver1

Whole song

Interactive

More versions @911Tabs.com
49,111 views 214 this week
3 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
accurate
x 20
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Contributor
Hey! There's an official Ultimate Guitar app which is ideal
for learning songs when you're away from computer. Get the app
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN - Robbie Robertson

CAPO 1st FRET


Am     C/G                    F                      Am
Virgil Cain is the name and I served on the Danville train
C/G             Am               F                    Am
Till Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks a-gain
F                C                   Am           F
In the winter of sixty-five, we were hungry, just barely alive
   Am             F
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell
         C         Am            D
It was a time I re-member all so well


CHORUS
    C/G        F               C/G
The night they drove old Dixie down
            Am
And all the bells were ringing
    C/G        F               C/G
The night they drove old Dixie down
            Am
And all the people were singing. They went...
C/G      Am        D              F
Na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na


Am                   C/G            F                     Am
Back with my wife in Tennessee when one day she called to me
C/G      Am              F                    Am
"Virgil, quick come see! There goes Robert E. Lee"
     F            C                   Am                F
Now, I don't mind choppin' wood and I don't care if the money's no good
    Am                         F
You take what you need and you leave the rest
                C          Am             D
But they should never have taken the very best

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Am                C/G      F               Am
Like my father be-fore me, I will work the land
C/G         Am                F                Am
And like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand
       F              C
He was just eighteen, proud and brave
      Am              F
But a Yankee laid him in his grave
  Am                  F
I swear by the mud be-low my feet
          C                 Am                 D
You can't raise a Cain back up when he's in de-feat

(REPEAT CHORUS)
comments
print report bad tab
3 comments total.
+2 reply
dklein95 wrote on October 23 2012, 06:55 pm

sounds better without a capo to me

0 reply
gitric wrote on October 8 2013, 03:09 pm

For me its the best version (according to Joan Baez-version). Only one modification: In the chorus I should play an Am before the F Thanks!

0 reply
rmk811 wrote on January 23 2014, 08:24 pm

Excellent post. Why is it only 4 stars? I do NOT think the chorus needs any "doctoring". Thanks Rick in Macon

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!