The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

lyrics by Michael Oatman
to the tune of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band
(c) 20 January 2021 Fli Bi Nite Music, Ltd. (MRLCH)
Please listen to Joe Biden's Inaugural Address [here]

Too insane was the game
That was served on the Congress in state
'Till Virginia's cavalry came
And broke up the coup again

It was the winter of 155
We were hungry, just barely alive
Sixth of Jan'ry, the Capitol fell
It's a day we all remember, far too well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the electors were counting
The night they drove old Dixie down
For few the vote was doubting
They went, ‘Nah, nah nah nah nah nah ... nah nah  nah nah  nah nah  nah nah nah’

Back from Texas and Missouri
When one day Donald called to thee
Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley
For white supremacy

Now I really mind when your spirit's no good
And the best of our angels don't do what we should
You can't have freedom when someone's a slave
This Democracy's Day we have is
For us to save

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the chaos was waning
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were saying
They went, ‘Nah, not evermore, hell nah, na, na, hell nah, na na, na!’

Come quick, Biden's on the TV
His inaugural for the land
Unlike the President before he
He got up and took a stand

‘Rise to the occasion’ was his request
A beacon to the world when we're at our best
And on that hallowed ground Democracy passed the test
And in the American Anthem
They gave their best

The night they drove old Dixie down
We saw we could be thriving
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people uniting
They went, ‘Nah, not evermore, hell nah, na, na, hell nah, na na, na!!’

The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people are praying
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the President's chanting
They went, ‘Nah, not evermore, hell nah, na, na, hell nah, na na, na!!!’