Samstag, 24. September 2016

"Virgil, quick, come see...

"Virgil Caine is the name
And I served on the Danville train
'Till Stoneman's cavalry came
And tore up the tracks again

In the winter of '65
We were hungry, just barely alive
By May the 10th, Richmond had fell
It's a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, na"

Back with my wife in Tennessee
When one day she called to me
Said "Virgil, quick, come see,
There goes the Robert E. Lee!"

Now, I don't mind chopping wood
And I don't care if the money's no good
You take what you need
And you leave the rest
But they should never
Have taken the very best
[...] "
 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down', 
The Band (lyrics by Robbie Robertson)

A little tribute to a great song. Not part of any range just a little one-off fun on the side.

 (three miniatures - a farmer couple and a southern gentleman - sculpted by Paul Hicks)

The greens have already been sent to the mould maker and caster and will be available through Empress Miniatures together with the previously shown Spartacists.

2 Kommentare:

  1. Lovely sculpts... but I think the "Robert E. Lee" in the song was a riverboat, not the famous general!

  2. Thanks for the comment and the clarification! The 'the' in the verse is a hint.

    A riverboat would be a little bit tricky to represent as a miniature, though. ;-)