The Wreck of the Old '97 Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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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."


Track Listing


7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Walk the Line
  • 2 The Wreck of the Old ’97
  • 3 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 4 Doin’ My Time


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tommy Collins
    album: Track 2 in album I Walk the Line
    release date: 1958
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    length: 1:42
    writer: [traditional]

    Album Information

    label: Sun Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 7" Vinyl
    script: Latin