The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

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"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Cover by Rivers Cuomo
Length 4:26
Writer(s) Robbie Robertson

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is a song written by Robbie Robertson and recorded in 1969 as the third track for the second eponymous album by rock group The Band. Rivers Cuomo has covered the song.



A cover version dated 2007 appeared on the spreadsheet The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo, uploaded to in 2008. The song was presumably in contention for inclusion on a future Alone album.

On May 29, 2020, Cuomo performed the song on piano during an Island in the Zoom webinar streamed to fans. On November 22, 2020, Cuomo's acoustic cover of the song was released as part of the digital compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years. The song was removed a few days later.


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