Am 1. Juli 1863

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begann die Schlacht von Gettysburg in Pennsylvania im amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg.

Sie dauerte drei Tage, war eine der blutigsten Schlachten, die jemals in Amerika geschlagen wurden und einer der entscheidenden Wendepunkte dieses Krieges, in gewisser Weise der Anfang vom Ende – obwohl es noch beinah zwei Jahre dauerte bis zur Kapitulation der Südstaaten.

Der Befehlshaber der Konföderierten war Robert E. Lee. Nach der verlorenen Schlacht schickte er ein Rücktrittsgesuch an Jefferson Davis, seinen Präsidenen. Das wurde jedoch abgelehnt. Und obwohl die Südstaaten, ‘Dixie-Land’, schließlich den Krieg verloren, blieb Robert E. Lee auch hinterher ein hochverehrter Mann.

Sein Name ist Legende…

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train
‘Till Stoneman’s cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the winter of ’65, we were hungry, just barely alive
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it’s a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin’ they went
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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 choppin’ wood, and I don’t care if the money’s no good
Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin’ they went
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,

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

The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down, and all the people were singin’, they went
Na, la, na, la, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na,

The night they drove old Dixie down, and all the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin’, they went
Na, la, na, la, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Written by Robbie Robertson • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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