• 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 Singing
  • They went, "La, la, la"
  • Back with my wife in Tennessee,
  • when one day she called to me
  • "Virgil, quick, come see, there go 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 singing
  • They went, "La, la, la"
  • Like my father before me, I will work the land
  • And 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
  • The night they drove old Dixie down
  • And the bells were ringing
  • The night they drove old Dixie down
  • And all the people were singing
  • They went, "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 singing
  • They went, "Na, na, na"