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ROBERTSON, Robbie



The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


Virgil Caine is my name and I drove 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 10th, Richmond had fell.
It's a time I remember, oh so well.


The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went, "Na,na,na.na …..


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


The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing.
They went, "Na,na,na na ….


Like my father before me, I will work the land,
And like my brother before me, I took a rebel stand.
He was just eighteen, proud and brave,
but a Yankee laid him in his grave.
I swear by the blood below my feet
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat


The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, na na ...



The Weight


I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' about half past dead

I just need some place where I can lay my head

"Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"

He just grinned and shook my hand, "no" was all he said


Take a load off Fanny

Take a load for free

Take a load off Fanny

And (and, and) you put the load right on me

(You put the load right on me)


I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide

When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side

I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on let's go downtown."

She said, "I gotta go but my friend can stick around."


Take a load off Fanny …


Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say

It's just old Luke and Luke's waitin' on the Judgment Day

"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"

He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company?"


Take a load off Fanny …


Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog

He said, "I will fix your rack if you take Jack, my dog."

I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."

He said, "That's OK, boy, won't you feed him when you can?"


Yeah, take a load off Fanny …


Catch a cannon ball now to take me down the line

My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time

To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one

Who sent me here with her regards for everyone


Take a load off Fanny …