NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN, THE

Latest update on 26/03/2013

Artist: Band
Author: Robbie Robertson
Label: Capitol
Year: 1969

Since Levon Helm passed away there's more members of The Band in the great beyond than right here among us, let alone in Dixie.

Covers:

1970:

Symbols

1970:

John Denver

1971:

Joan Baez [hit US, UK, B & NL]

1971:

Solomon Burke

1971:

Juliane Werding [as Am Tag Als Conny Kramer Starb, n°1 GER]

1974:

Bob Dylan

1974:

Johnny Cash

1975:

Steve Young

1982:

Tanya Tucker

1990:

Richie Havens

1991:

Jerry Garcia

1995:

Sophie B. Hawkins

1996:

Big Country

2005:

Jacob Klaasse [as Die Nacht Schoot Daan Een Duitser Dood]

2006:

Black Crowes

2006:

Allman Brothers Band

2012:

Roger Waters & My Morning Jacket [on a Levon Helm tribute]

While The Band original covers an episode from the American Civil War (either the night between the 3rd and the 4th of July 1863 when both Gettysburg and Vicksburg were lost for the Confederacy, or May 10 1865 when Richmond fell and President Jefferson Davis was captured, the German hit version (lyrics written by Hans-Ulrich Weigel) relates about Kanne Kramer, one of the first drug casualties in Germany.

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