Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is the narrator's first name in "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down"?||The Band Lyrics
Virgil. Why did they ever let Joan Baez remake this song?
gun. Terrific rhyming! This lyrics is from "Across the Great Divide."
|What is the name of the narrator's wife in "Across the Great Divide"?||The Band Lyrics
Molly. "Now, Molly dear, don't you shed a tear. . .the time has surely come."
seven. He did finally use all nine, sadly.
|What novelty singer does Bessie (from "Up On Cripple Creek") love to hear talk?||The Band Lyrics
Spike Jones. She can't take the way he sings, though.
|What is the name of the narrator's 'mad' horse in "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)"?||The Band Lyrics
Jethro. There is a great version of this song on the remastered "Rock of Ages" CD.
|Did Garth play any other instruments apart from the keyboard?||The Band
yes. Garth Hudson also played the accordion and the saxophone.
|What country is The Band originally from?||The Band
Canada. All the original members were born in Canada except Levon Helm who was born in Arkansas.
|When Rick, Richard, Garth and Levon got back to form The Band once again, did Robbie join them?||The Band
no. In the early 1980s Rick, Richard, Garth and Levon reunited, touring and eventually recording under the name The Band.
|What song is this lyric from? "Now deep in the heart of a lonely kid, who suffered so much for what he did."||The Band
Stage Fright. This song is sung by Rick Danko.
|What is the name of the movie that The Band made?||The Band
The Last Waltz. The movie shows lots of interviews and a load of clips from their concert.
Canadian. Robbie Robertson is half Mohawk Indian and half Jewish-Canadian.
Robbie Robertson. It took Robbie Robertson eight months to write the lyrics to "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". The idea came to him when he was visiting the southern United States, and he heard old men saying, "One day the South will rise again."
a Yankee laid him in his grave. The answer can be found in the verse:
"He was just eighteen, proud and brave, but a Yankee laid him in his grave."
Starvation, although not the answer to the question, was a real possibility, as shown in the lyrics "in the winter of '65, we were hungry - just barely alive."
Lee's troops were starving during the last part of the seige, which last from June 1864 until April 1865.
eighteen. During the Civil War, men from seventeen to fifty years of age were eligible to serve in the army. The Confederate Congress changed the law in 1864.
it had fallen. "By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well,"
May tenth was not literally the date that Richmond fell. The town was abandoned by Confederates on April second and it was occupied by the Union Army on April third. However, there are many reasons why May tenth was significant, and therefore why that date may have been chosen for the lyrics. Former Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured on May tenth, near Irwinville, Georgia. President Andrew Johnson announced on May tenth that armed resistance in the southern states was over. Various Confederate forces surrendered from April third until May tenth.
Stoneman's cavalry. General Stoneman's cavalry looted and destroyed tons of supplies, as well as miles of railroad tracks. The words "so much cavalry" were sung by Joan Baez instead of the correct words, which were "Stoneman's cavalry".
the Danville train. The Danville was a supply train on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, which was the main supply route into Petersburg. General Lee's army was stationed in Petersburg to protect Richmond.