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Lyr Req: Wreck on the Mountain Road

GUEST,ChicagoBoy 29 Mar 11 - 08:26 AM
Jim Dixon 30 Mar 11 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,999 30 Mar 11 - 06:48 PM
GUEST,Joe Locker 11 May 13 - 12:58 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Wreck on the Mountain Road
From: GUEST,ChicagoBoy
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 08:26 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics to the song, "Wreck on the Mountain Road"?
You can hear "The Red Fox Chasers" version of the song at this link:
http://www.juneberry78s.com/otmsampler/600%20Red%20Fox%20Chasers%20-%20Wreck%20On%20The%20Mountain%20Road.mp3

thnx.
CB


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Subject: Lyr Add: WRECK ON THE MOUNTAIN ROAD (Red Fox Chase
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 04:48 PM

Click to play.

I listened and made this transcription. It was a hard one to transcribe but I think I got most of it correct. Listen again and see what you think. (If it's not perfect it's at least good enough to sing. Who will know the difference?)


WRECK ON THE MOUNTAIN ROAD
As sung by The Red Fox Chasers, 1928

They gave him his orders at Bullhead Mountain,
Saying, "Brown, you are always behind.
It is of yourself that you are thinking.
You care nothing for the loss of time."

He jumped on the truck and he pulled down the throttle,
Saying, "I'll try and make lost time.
It's a mountain road that I have to travel,
And it's full of the dangerous climb."

It's one highway he had to travel,
And the curves were many and sharp.
It was late in the day when he left Glade Valley
And he wanted to make it by dark.

On one of these turns near the foot of the mountain.
The truck it swerved around.
It threw Lonnie out and a timber struck him
And he died there upon the ground.

Now to all other men who drive this mountain,
Let this be a warning to you.
He left his wife and two little children.
The next one might be you.

We will say to May(?) and her two little children,
To his loving memory be true.
Safe in that home beyond all trouble
He is waiting for his children and you.


[There is a mountain named Bullhead Mountain in Alleghany County, North Carolina. There is a valley and a town named Glade Valley nearby.

[Compare this song to THE WRECK OF THE OLD 97 which it resembles in several ways.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wreck on the Mountain Road
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 06:48 PM

"And he died there upon the ground."

Kinda seems on guy says 'there' and the other 'then'.

The 'May' name sounded correct, Jim.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wreck on the Mountain Road
From: GUEST,Joe Locker
Date: 11 May 13 - 12:58 PM

We (The New Deal String Band, = Tom Paley, Janet Kerr, myself) recorded it on our first album Down In The Willow. We had difficulty with the lyrics, and came up with something very similar to the above. I've put our changes in capitals.
Joe Locker.


They gave him his orders at Bullhead Mountain,
Saying, "Brown, you are always behind.
It is OFF yourself that you are TAKING.
You GET nothing for the loss of time."

He jumped on the truck and he pulled down the throttle,
Saying, "I'll try and make lost time.
It's a mountain road that I have to travel,
And it's full of the DANGER SIGNS."

It WAS A HIGH RATE THAT he had to travel,
THE curves were many and sharp.
It was late in the day when he left WADE Valley
And he wanted to make it by dark.

AT WATERPEAK PASS AT the foot of the mountain.
The truck it swerved ALL around.
It threw Lonnie out and a timber struck him
And he died there upon the ground.

COME all other men who RIDE this mountain,
Let this be a warning to you.
He left his wife and two little children.
The next one might be you.

TAKE CARE LITTLE MAID and YOUR two little children,
To his loving memory be true.
Safe in that home beyond all trouble
He is waiting for his children and you.


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