Johnny Cash - The Wreck of the Old '97 Lyrics

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tommy Collins
release date: 2006
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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."

"Cause he was going down a 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 steam."

One more time!

Oh, now all you ladies better take a warning,
From this time on and learn.
Never speak harsh to your true-lovin' husband,
He may leave you and never return.

Poor Boy.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Hey Porter
  • 2 I Walk the Line
  • 3 Folsom Prision Blues
  • 4 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 5 Get Rhythm
  • 6 Next in Line
  • 7 The Wreck of the Old '97
  • 8 Rock Island Line
  • 9 Country Boy
  • 10 Ballad of the Teenage Queen
  • 11 Big River
  • 12 Come in Stranger
  • 13 Hey, Good Lookin'
  • 14 Cold, Cold Heart
  • 15 Luther Played the Boogie
  • 16 Katy Too
  • 17 Oh, Lonesome Me
  • 18 Sugartime
  • 19 Blue Train
  • 20 Born to Lose

  • Album Information
    label: Music Brokers
    country(area): Argentina
    format: CD
    barcode: 7798093710038
    script: Latin