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Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)

GUEST,Jonathan Hewlett 20 Jan 10 - 10:56 AM
Joe Offer 21 Jan 10 - 02:37 AM
AnneMC 21 Jan 10 - 04:02 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Jan 10 - 12:52 PM
GUEST,Jonathan Hewlett (the one with many question 25 Jan 10 - 08:08 AM
GUEST,Dillon Smith 26 Apr 10 - 03:58 PM
lisa null 26 Apr 10 - 05:33 PM
GUEST,Sherwood V. Smith. 17 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Sherwood V. Smith. 17 Aug 10 - 05:38 PM
GUEST,Paineite. 22 Aug 10 - 08:11 PM
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GUEST,Nancy Feldman 13 Jun 11 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,Nancy Feldman 13 Jun 11 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Clinton Heath Smith 05 Nov 12 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,Cathy Howard Kennedy 17 Dec 12 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Chris Davenport 27 Oct 14 - 11:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: GUEST,Jonathan Hewlett
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 10:56 AM

Can anyone give me the lyrics to the Lumberton Wreck by the Cauley Family. You can hear the song at this link. http://www.archive.org/details/CauleyFamily-LumbertonWreck. I cannot understand parts of this song. Thank You. -Jonathan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 02:37 AM

I can't make much out of it, either. Why don't you post what you have, and we can work on a group transcription?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: AnneMC
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 04:02 AM

This is a much clearer sound clip:

http://www.trikont.com/basics/tracks/0364/0364%20-%2022.mp3J. B. Long

From Wikipedia:
James Baxter Long, Sr. (December 25, 1903 – February 25, 1975)[1] was an American store manager, owner, and record company talent scout, responsible in the 1930s for discovering Fulton Allen ("Blind Boy Fuller") and Gary Davis, among other notable blues musicians.

It was also while he was in Kinston that he first began recruiting local music talent to make recordings. In early 1934, people began coming by his store asking for a song about a deadly wreck between a train and a car in nearby Lumberton, North Carolina; Long found out that no such song existed, but received permission from the American Record Corporation (whose records he was selling through the store) to have someone record the song. Long wrote the song, with the help of a local female journalist, and titled the song the Lumberton Wreck. He held a local talent contest for white musicians, and a group by the name of the Cauley Family from nearby Duplin County, North Carolina won the contest, recording the song (and 23 others) in a three-day New York recording session August 7-9, 1934.

Anne


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LUMBERTON WRECK (from Cauley Family)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 12:52 PM

THE LUMBERTON WRECK
As sung by the Cauley Family

It was on an August morning about half past eight.
Eight tobacco farmers had a very sad fate.
When these men left home, their hopes were very high.
They had no thought that they were soon to die.

On a tobacco-laden truck there were twelve men.
Eight of them were doomed never to see home again.
They met their fate on a railroad track.
These Deep Run farmers will never come back.

Old number fourteen on the Seaboard Line,
Roaring down the track, the engine running fine.
The truck neared the crossing. The train they did not hear.
They had no warning of a fate so near.

Drove upon the track, there was an awful crash,
Splint'ring of wood and a shatt'ring of glass.
When the train had stopped, the trainmen ran back,
Found those mangled bodies all along the railroad track.

Lumberton people were horrified to hear
Of that terrible wreck that happened so near.
Only four men who ever came back
Tell about the scene at the railroad track.

In a Deep Run cemetery they were buried side by side,
Bodies of those men who were killed on that ride.
Four(?) grief-stricken families mourn for the ones they love.
They know they'll meet them in heaven above.

[Deep Run and Lumberton are towns in North Carolina, about 125 miles apart by modern roads.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: GUEST,Jonathan Hewlett (the one with many question
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 08:08 AM

Thank You for this. You are awesome dude.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: GUEST,Dillon Smith
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 03:58 PM

My great grandfather was the driver of the Tobacco truck in this song, my family has been searching for the song for over 30 years now. I always grew up hearing the tale, and I also heard that there was a song written about the accident, but it was banned form the radio because it upset so many people in the town. Thanks for posting the lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: lisa null
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 05:33 PM

Wow! I am thrilled to have this song and the research that goes with it. I just came back from my son JOhn Null's folk festival at St. Andrew's College in Laurinburg NC. It was a success and there will probably be another one next year. If so, I shall learn the song. This is a fascinating region of NC worth chronicling through song. Thanks all for stringing this info together.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: GUEST,Sherwood V. Smith.
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM

You can get the song on itunes. I have it on my computer and play it often. You can also buy it at "Trikont-our own voice," an at "Honest Jon's Records" Both on the net.
Sherwood.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck
From: GUEST,Sherwood V. Smith.
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:38 PM

I have also collected all the news reports on this wreck. Its 28 pages long. It includes copies of all the news stories and a typed version with a picture of the daughter and grand parents of the driver of the truck. It also includes pictures of the truck after the wreck. It also includes the song. I do not make any money on it but if you want a copy of the report I will make one and mail it for $10.00 which includes shipping. I think I did a good Job.
Sherwood V. Smith.
223 Hillcrest Dr.
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401-4009.

PH: 540-898-2938.

Email: paineiteone@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST,Paineite.
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 08:11 PM

My grand father, Iasiah Smith, was a brother of Chancy Smith, your great grand father. I have all the news reports on this wreck. I typed them and put copies of the news reports in the report. The report is 28 pages long. If you would like a copy send me an e-mail to paineiteone@yahoo.com with an address. Sherwood V. Smith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 May 11 - 03:25 PM

My father was in this wreck. His brother, Emmett Clyde, died as a 15 year old.Dad stayed in hospital at Lumberton for about 30 days. He always told me they put him in the basement because they did not expect him to live. My grandfather Taylor went there with Garner funeral home to claim the bodies.He went around to several prominent men in order to raise enough money to satisfy expenses in Lumberton. My grandmother never recovered from the death of Emmett. Emmette C. Taylor, Kinston, NC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST,Nancy Feldman
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 02:16 PM

My grandfather was killed in this wreck. My mother was one of 7 children left without a father. She was only 2 at the time. Sad story.
Nancy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST,Nancy Feldman
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 02:17 PM

Left out my grandfather's name - Louis Davenport.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST,Clinton Heath Smith
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 01:59 PM

I am the direct descendant of Furney Davenport. He and several of his sons were killed in the wreck. We have also done some research and hope this report will help.

If anyone has any other info please contact me.


Clinton H. Smith
1514 smith grady rd
Deep Run, nc 28525


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST,Cathy Howard Kennedy
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 05:26 PM

I am the granddaughter of Millard Davenport. My mother, Ruth Davenport Howard,his youngest daughter, talked about the wreck often. She said, "it was a sad,sad time around Deep Run. Hundreds and hundreds of people came to our house and to Uncle Furney's. Aunt Rachel, (Uncle Furney's wife), lost her husband and all three of her boys. It was just terrible: all seven coffins were lined up at the Church", she would say. "They made a record of it,and we played it on the music box." You could see the sadness and hear it in her voice when she spoke of the tragedy. "How 'Pappy' survived is a miracle. When we first got word, they told us he was dead, too. We just couldn't believe it. Then we found out he didn't get killed, but it was all still just so,so sad." She talked about how her Aunt Rachel, who lived across the street, literally crawled to their house when she found out what had taken place.

I hope to connect with some of the relatives in Delaware. Uncle Furney and Aunt Rachel's house is just across the road from my home on the same street and four doors down. It is such a beautiful home, and I know it will always be filled with the love of all of the Davenport family. I know they were wonderful and good people, because my mother loved them all so dearly. The ones I recall had such sweet spirits.

Feel free to share any information with me that you may have regarding the family. I look forward to hearing from you.

Cathy Howard Kennedy
252-775-1690
Deep Run, NC 28525


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lumberton Wreck (from Cauley Family)
From: GUEST,Chris Davenport
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 11:10 PM

Oh my goodness. Just read this thread tonight, and listened to the song. My son is doing a Geneology asssignment in his first year at college and is trying to find information on Furney Davenport, who is his great great grandfather.

Thank you all for posting all of this. Both my grandfather (Louis) and great grandfather (Furney) were killed in this crash . . . and my Dad (Rodolph) was 4 at the time. My Dad and his siblings grew up mostly at Oxford Orphanage in Oxford NC, then moved to Alexandria Va in the 1940's

We had a Louis Davenport mini reunion in August at the Deep Run Church . . . long overdue . . .


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