The Wreck of the Old '97 Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tommy Collins
album: Track 23 in album Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash / All Aboard the Blue Train
release date: 2007-8-3
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
length: 1:48
writer: [traditional]

Album Information

label: Charly Records
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 803415128525
script: Latin

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Johnny Cash Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash / All Aboard the Blue Train cover art

Lyrics

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Well, they gave him his orders in Monroe, Virginian,
Said, "Steve, you're way behind time,
"This is not 38, this is Ol'97,
"Put her into Spencer on time."

Then he turned around and said to his black, greasy fireman,
"Shovel on a little more coal.
And when we reach that White Oak mountain,
"Watch Ol'97 roll."

And then a telegran come from Washington station,
This is what it read,
"Oh that brave engineer that run '97,
"Is lyin' in Danville dead."

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Always Alone
  • 2 Country Boy
  • 3 Goodnight Irene
  • 4 Wide Open Road
  • 5 Thanks a Lot
  • 6 Big River
  • 7 Belshazah
  • 8 Born to Lose
  • 9 New Mexico
  • 10 I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  • 11 Two Timin' Woman
  • 12 The Story of a Broken Heart
  • 13 Blue Train
  • 14 There You Go
  • 15 Train of Love
  • 16 Goodbye, Little Darlin'
  • 17 I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
  • 18 Come in Stranger
  • 19 Rock Island Line
  • 20 Give My Love to Rose
  • 21 Hey! Porter
  • 22 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 23 The Wreck of the Old '97
  • 24 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 25 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)
  • 26 You Win Again
  • 27 Hey, Good Lookin'
  • 28 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  • 29 Next in Line
  • 30 Straight A's in Love
  • 31 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 32 I Walk the Line
  • 33 I Love You Because
  • 34 Mean Eyed Cat