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Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an

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CHARLEY ON THE MTA
WRECK OF OLD 97
WRECK OF THE 97
WRECK OF THE OLD 97 (USAF)


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GUEST,hanai1@earthlink.net 29 Mar 00 - 12:33 PM
Amos 29 Mar 00 - 01:28 PM
Amos 29 Mar 00 - 01:29 PM
acoustically yours 29 Mar 00 - 01:40 PM
McGrath of Harlow 29 Mar 00 - 01:53 PM
Amos 29 Mar 00 - 01:59 PM
Barbara 30 Mar 00 - 01:20 AM
GUEST,JT 02 Apr 10 - 12:32 AM
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Mark Ross 02 Apr 10 - 05:18 PM
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Subject: '..going round the bend..90miles an hour
From: GUEST,hanai1@earthlink.net
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 12:33 PM

What is the name of the folk song that has these lyrics. It has a great tune to it but I can't think of it's name. Plus I want the rest of the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 01:28 PM

Well, one version is called "WRECK OF OLD 97", a railroading catastrophe. Lemme see...the words can be found by clicking here to see the DT database version. There have been other parodies written since, one involving a bicyclist who was found with a sprocket in his pocket, and so on. Enjoy.

A


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 01:29 PM

Let's try this again:

Well, one version is called "WRECK OF OLD 97", a railroading catastrophe. Lemme see...the words can be found by clicking here to see the DT database version. There have been other parodies written since, one involving a bicyclist who was found with a sprocket in his pocket, and so on. Enjoy.

A


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: acoustically yours
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 01:40 PM

I see you have to be quick around here by the time I looked up the words amos had posted a reply acoustic


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 01:53 PM

I note it's "down the grade", and I've got is as "down the track" in my mind - but either way maybe "going round the bend" means it's from one of those parodies, and we haven't solved it after all.

Maybe we shold be looking for a song about a plumbing contractor or a psychiatrist?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 01:59 PM

Plumbers don't go 'round bends at that speed, kevin,man! It knocks the s__t out of 'em! And the units are all wrong for psychiatrists -- I think they measure deterioration in patients as "going around the bend at nnety bucks an hour".

A


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 01:20 AM

One of the parodies is "Superskier".
"He was going round the bend doing 90 miles an hour
When he caught an edge of his ski
Oh his skis were fast but the slopes were faster
That's the last of Superskier we shall see."

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: GUEST,JT
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 12:32 AM

There is a comedy version of Wreck of the old 97 by The Geezinslaws
that has something about He was goin' round the bend doing 90 miles an hour when the chain on his bicycle broke. He was found in the wreck with the sprocket in his pocket and punctured to death by the spokes.

That's all of it I remember


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 01:25 AM

I have certainly always known the words in "Old 97" as "Going down grade making 90 miles an hour". Could there be some conflation with the lines in that other wellknown train wreck song, the Carter Family's "The FFV, or The Wreck On The C&O Road": ~~

'Around the bend she darted and against the rocks she smashed
Upside down the engine turned and Georgie's breast was crushed'?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 05:18 PM

Utah Phillips wrote a parody of OLD 97;

"He was coming down the grade doing 7 miles an hour
'Cause his airbrakes were locked all the way,
They found him in the wreck with his hand on the bottle,
He raised his head these dying words to say.

If I ever get my hands on that featherbedding fireman,
There's gonna be a brawl I hope to tell,
'Cause he topped off my boiler with a half a pint of redeye,
And blowed the whoe shebang to Hell!"

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: '..going round the bend..90miles an
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 08:54 PM

Or
She was goin' down the hill doing nine miles an hour
When the chain on her bicycle broke;
She was found in the grass, with a sprocket in her pocket
She was ticked to death by a spoke.


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