Hank Williams III - Wreck Of The Old '97 Lyrics

writers: Johnny Cash, Norman George Blake, Robert Johnson
release date: 2012-4-17
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 2:56

Well, they gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia
said, "Steve you're way behind time.
This is not Thirty-Eight; this is old Ninety-Seven,
so put her into Spencer on time."

Then he turned and said to his black, greasy fireman
"Shovel on a little more coal
and when we cross that White Oak Mountain,
watch old Ninety-Seven roll"

And then the telegram came from Washington station
and this is how it read:
"Oh that brave engineer that ran old Ninety-Seven
is lying in old Danville dead"

'Cause he was going down the grade makin' ninety miles an hour
when the whistle broke into a scream
He was found in the wreck, with his hand on the throttle,
scalded to death by the steam

Now all you ladies you better take warnin'
from this time on and learn
Never speak harsh words to a true lovin' husband
he may leave you and never return

'board 'board

Yodel-ay-hee hee hee hee hee hee

Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 I'm A Long Gone Daddy
  • 2 Sun Comes Up
  • 3 The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 4 Wreck Of The Old '97
  • 5 Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
  • 6 The Wind Blew Cold
  • 7 Good Hearted Woman
  • 8 This Ain't Montgomery
  • 9 What They Want Me To Be
  • 10 If The Shoe Fits (Shuffle Mix)