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Richie Havens - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Chords

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Tuning DADF#AD

Chords used...moving down frets...

D*      12  12  12  12  0   0
Bm      9   9   9   8   9   9
A       7   7   7   7   7   7
A9sus   7   7   7   5   5   5
Gmaj7   5   5   5   5   5   4           
E7      2   2   2   2   0   0
D       0   0   0   0   0   0

This is similar to "Live At the Cellar Door", Track 5


Bm              A              Gmaj7              (D)

Bm              A              Gmaj7              (D)


Bm              A              Gmaj7              (D)
Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville Train 
Back home in Tennessee when my wife called to me 
Like my father before me, oh I shall work the lands 

Bm              A              Gmaj7 
'til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
Virgil quick come see there goes the Robert E. Lee
Like my brother below me he took a rebel stand 

D              Gmaj7              D              Gmaj7 
in the winter of '65 we were hungry just barely alive 
Now I don't mind chopping wood and I don't care if the money's no good
Well he was just 18 and proud and brave, and a yankee laid him in his grave 

D              Gmaj7              D              E7 
I pitched my tent and Richmond had fell, it was a time I remember oh so...
Take what you need and leave the rest, they should have never taken, the very...
And I swear by the mud below my feet, you can't raise up the Caine, when its in... 

A9sus4              A 



D*              Gmaj7              D*              Gmaj7 
The night they drove Old Dixie down and the bells were ringing 

D*              Gmaj7              D*              Gmaj7 
the night they drove Old Dixie down, and the people were singing, they said 

D*              Bm              A              Gmaj7   A 
Na na na na na na            No no no no no no no no 

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D*              Bm              A              Gmaj7 

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no 

Gmaj7              Gmaj7              A              Bm 

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