The Wreck Of The Old97 Misc. Country and Western
NNTP-Posting-Host: line41.mistral.co.uk THE WRECK OF THE OLD 97. Capo 0 |G |C They gave him his orders at Monroe Vaginia |G |D sayin' Steve your way behind the time |G |C this is not thirty eight this is old ninety seven |G |D |G you must pull her into Spencer on time. |G |C He turned and he said to his black greasy fireman |G |D let's shovel on a little more coal |G |C and when we cross that wide oak mountain |G |D |G just watch old ninety seven roll. |G |C Was a mighty rough road from Lenburg to Danvill |G |D on a climb with a three mile grade |G |C it was on that grade that he lost his air brakes |G |D |G see what a jump he made. |G |C He was comin' down the grade makin' ninety miles an hour |G |D his whistle broke into a scream |G |C he was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle |G |D |G scalded to death by the steam |G |C Well all you ladies had better take a warnin' |G |D from this time on and learn |G |C never speak harsh words to your true love or husband |G |D |G he may leave you and never re-turn.
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A couple place names mistated by our English friend Ray.
It's 'White Oak canyon' rather than 'wide oak canyon', and 'Lynchburg' rather than 'Lenburg'.