Music: Joan Baez singing “the night they drove old dixie down”

While we are at it…


Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train
’til so much cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the winter of ’65, we were hungry, just barely alive
I took the train to Richmond that fell
It was a time I remember, oh, so well. The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the bells were ringin’
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singin’ They went, “Na, na, na, na, na, na, …. ” Back with my wife in Tennessee
And one day she said to me,
“Virgil, Quick! Come see!
There goes Robert E. Lee.” Now I don’t mind, I’m chopping wood
And I don’t care if the money’s no good
Just take what you need and leave the rest. But they should never have taken the very best. The night they drove old Dixie down…




there goes Robert E. Lee” is now “there goes the Robert E. Lee,“.

and that’s about the difference between “Ich bin ein Berliner…” and “Ich bin Berliner…

update 2012: replaced the link to a newer version of this great Joan Baez recording

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