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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2007 06:39 am
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Modern song I love is The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. 
Susan,

I just heard that song for the first time this past year.  By "The Band" - from the '70's. I understand it was originally written and sung by by a woman in the late '60's?

I LOVE it!:

"Virgil Cain is my my name and I drove on the Dansville train,

Till Stoneman's calvary came, and tore up the tracks again.

In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive..."

BUT - the song, as I have heard it, has the month that Richmond fell wrong!

If this really is a '60's / early '70's song, it was very gutsy to write a kind of southern-folk-rock song that favored the Southern point of view ("Just take what you can, and leave the rest, but they should never have taken the very best") back during that time of Civil Rights unrest!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Last edited on Sat Jun 9th, 2007 06:45 am by JoanieReb

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