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WRECK OF OLD 97

SOURCE: Bob Pfeffer
AIR: The Ship that Never Returned

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Well, they handed him his orders in Monroe, Virginia,
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Sayin', "Steve, you're way behind time.
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This is not 38, it is Old 97
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You must put her into Spencer on time."

Well, the engineer he said to his black, greasy fireman
"Shovel on a little more coal,
And when we cross that White Oak Mountain
You can watch Old 97 roll."

It's a mighty hard road from Lynchburg to Danville
A road with a three-mile grade
It was on that grade that he lost his airbrake
You can see what a jump she made

He was goin' down the grade making 90 miles an hour
When his whistle broke into a scream
He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle
He was scalded to death by the steam

Now listen, all you ladies, you must all take a warning
From this story a lesson learn
Never speak harsh words to your true lovin' husband
He may leave you and never return.

note: Vernon Dahlhart's record of this was probably the first
gold record C&W produced.
see also CHARLMTA
DT #634
Laws G2
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