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The Wreck of the Old 97


by Seekers. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - Y


They gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia,
Sayin' "Steve, you're way behind time;
It's 8:38, and it's the Old '97;
Gotta put her into Danville on time."
Chorus:
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville,
On a line with a three-mile grade;
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes;
You can see what a jump he made.
Steve Brady he said to his black, greasy fireman,
"Shovel on a little more coal;
I'm waitin' to pass them wide-open mountains;
Gonna see the Old '97 roll."
(Chorus)
He's comin' down that line makin' ninety miles an hour;
The whistle broke into a scream;
They found him in the wreck with his hand upon the throttle;
He'd been scalded to death by steam.
(Chorus)
Well, come on now, all you ladies;
From this time on, now learn;
Don't you ever say harsh words to your true-lovin' husband;
He'll leave you and never return.
(Chorus)
(Instrumental bridge)
Well, he's comin' down that line makin' ninety miles an hour;
And the whistle broke into a scream;
They found him in the wreck with his hand upon the throttle;
He'd been scalded to death by steam.
(Chorus thrice)



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Album: Other Songs A - Y Lyrics
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  2. Angeline is Always Friday
  3. Cant Make up My Mind
  4. Chase a Rainbow
  5. Chase A Rainbow (follow Your Dream)
  6. Chilly Winds
  7. Colours of My Life
  8. Cottonfields
  9. Danny Boy
  10. Dont Tell Me Mind
  11. Georgie Girl
  12. Gotta Travel On
  13. I am australia
  14. If You Go Away
  15. Isa Lei
  16. Kumbaya
  17. Lady Mary
  18. Louisiana Man
  19. Myra
  20. Nobody Knows the Trouble Ive Seen
  21. Plaisir Damour
  22. The 59th Street Bridge Song
  23. The 59th Street Bridge Song (feelin' Groovy)
  24. The Last Thing on My Mind
  25. The Music of the World a Turnin
  26. The Sad Cloud
  27. The Wreck of the Old 97
  28. This Little Light of Mine
  29. Two Summers
  30. Waltzing Matilda
  31. What Have They Done to the Rain
  32. Whisky in the Jar
  33. Whistling Rufus
  34. With My Swag All My Shoulder
  35. Yesterday

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