The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

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An evening pause: From the Martin Scorsese documentary, The Last Waltz (1978).

Note that if a band tried to write a song like this today, sympathetic to the southerns who died during the Civil War, they would probably find their careers destroyed. So much for artistic freedom, and having empathy for all souls.

Hat tip Wayne DeVette.


One comment

  • Peggy Heath

    This should add to the feeling of unreality: The song was first popularized by Joan Baez.

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