Wreck of the Old 97 Johnny Cash
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Well, they gave h[A]im his orders at Monroe, Virginia.[D]
Said, "Steve[A], you're way behinf time.[E]
This is not [A]Thirty-Eight, this is old Ninety-Sev[D]en.
[A]Put her into Spenc[E]er on time.[A]"
Then he turned[A] around and said to his black, greasy fireman[D],
[A]"Shovel on a little more coal.[E]
And when[A] we cross that White Oak Mount[D]ain,
[A]Watch old Ninety-Seven roll[E]."[A]
And then a telegram[A] comes from Washington Station,[D]
[A] This is how it read:[E]
"Oh, that brave [A]engineer that run old Ninety-[D]Seven
Is l[A]yin' in old Dan[E]ville dead."[A]
'Cause he was goin' down[A] a grade makin' ninety miles an hour,[D]
The whis[A]tle broke into a scream.[E]
He was found [A]in the wreck with his hand on the throttle[D],
[A]Scalded to death[E] by the steam. One [A]more time!
Well, now, all you [A]ladies, you better take the[D] warnin'
From this [A]time on and learn.[E]
Never speak[A] hard words to your true lovin' husband[D].
He may[A] leave you and never re-turn.[E] Poor boy.[A]
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