The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30973 Message #1038620
Posted By: Stewie
20-Oct-03 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Wreck of the Old 97
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wreck of the Old 97
A link to the following interesting article by Fred Lewey's daughter about her father's claim to authorship was posted to the old-time music newsgroup. It also has Lewey's text as recorded by Robert Gordon and printed by Norm Cohen at page 206 of 'Long Steel Rail'.
The last stanza does not appear in the 14 October 1925 transcription by Gordon as given in Cohen's book and the first line is slightly different.