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Johnny Cash - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

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Johnny Cash - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 

Bm     D                      G                      Bm    D
Virgil Cain is my name, and I served on the Danville train 
                 Bm                G                  Bm    G
Till Stonewall's cavalry came, and tore up the tracks again 
                  D           Bm           G            Bm
In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive 
            G                 
By May 10th, Richmond had fell 
           D       Bm             E 
And it’s a time, I remember oh so well.

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    D           Bm        G     D 
The Night, They Drove Old Dixie Down
            Bm 
And all the bells were ringin’ 
    D           Bm        G     D 
The Night, They Drove Old Dixie Down
            Bm 
And all the people were singing they went 
D           Bm       E              G         D C# B A D D C# B A
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na. 

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

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Bm               D       G                Bm   D 
Like my father before me, I will work the land 
                     Bm     G                 Bm 
And like my brother above me, he took a rebel stand 
       G       D
He was just 18 proud and brave 
      Bm               G       
And a Yankee, laid him in his grave 
  Bm                 G
I swear my the mud below my feet 
    D                         Bm                E
You can't raise the king back up when he's in defeat. 

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