Wreck Of Old 97

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June Carter: Well, they gave him his orders in Monroe, Virginia they said, Steve you're way behind time
Well, it’s not 38, it’s old 97, put her into Spencer on time
Johnny Cash: Then he turned around and said to his big greasy fireman, shovel on a little more coal
And when we cross that wide, old mountain watch old 97 roll


June:
She was going down the grade making 90 miles an hour the whistle broke into a scream
He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle
Scalded to death by the steam


Johnny:
And then a telegram came to Washington station
This is what it said
It said that brave engineer that run old 97
Both: Is a lying down in Danville dead, oh boy

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