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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

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C/G   3-x-2-0-1-0
C/E   0-x-2-0-1-0
Am/E  0-x-2-2-1-0
D/F#  2-x-0-2-3-2



[Verse]
                                                                   
C  Am       C/G                      F             C/E      Dm
     Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,
Am                   C/G              F           C/E     Dm
     'Til Stoneman's Calvery came and tore up the tracks again.
Am/E                   F           C/G          Dm
     In the winter of '65, We were hungry, just barely alive.
Am/E                   F                         C/G      Dm            D/F#
     By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well,


[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
  Back with my wife in Tennessee, When one day she called to me,
Am       C                F          C/E       Dm
  "Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E. Lee!"
Am/E             F                    C/G              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/G                 Dm             D/F#
  But they never should have taken the very best.     
  
  
[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 above me, who took a rebel stand.
Am/E                  F                 C                     Dm
  He was just eighteen, proud and brave,  But a Yankee laid him in his grave,
Am/E                 F
  I swear by the mud below my feet,
    C                        Dm                D/F#
  You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat.    
  
  
[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
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Jack_Flash 10 Mar 15, 2007 10:33 PM

everything seems right except that C/E chord in the verse that Am/E chord in the next tab down dosent sound right either does anyone know what chord it is i cant figure it out

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FaceTheBass 30 Jun 12, 2009 11:59 PM

The lyric in the second line is "Stoneman." Stonewall was a Southern general, so he wouldn't be tearing up the South's own supply lines, and he died in 1863 anyways. The song is referring to General George Stoneman, a Union cavalry commander.

Sorry if I'm being picky! I'm just a nerd.

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ZootCst 171 Aug 06, 2009 06:14 AM

That's a great comment, FaceTheBass, thanks. I like to know what I'm saying when I have to sing in front of people.

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