Vernon Dalhart: Wreck Of The Old 97 | Song-Factsheet


Song «Wreck Of The Old 97» von Vernon Dalhart.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1924 10 03 (Single A), 1924 05 14 (Rec.)
Label: Victor 19427
Genre: Americana - Country - Countryfolk, Americana - Folk


Erste Country Single, die mehr als eine Million Stück verkauft.

Personen und Querverweise

Vernon Dalhart


[Instrumental Intro] [Verse 1] They give him his orders At Monroe, Virginia Sayin' Pete "you're way behind time This is not '38, but it's old '97 You must put her in Spencer on time" [Verse 2] He looked 'round an' said To his black, greasy fireman "Jus' shove on in a little more coal And when we cross that wide old mountain You can watch old '97 roll" [Instrumental Break] [Verse 3] It's a mighty rough road From Lynchburg to Danville In a line on a three mile grade It was on that grade That he lost his air brake And you see what a jump he made [Interlude] *Whistling* [Verse 4] He was goin' down grade Makin' ninety mile an hour When his whistle broke into a scream *train whistle* He was found in the wreck With his hand on the throttle And a scalded to death with the steam [Verse 5] Now ladies you must take warnin' From this time now and on Never speak harsh words To your true love and husband He may leave you and never return *train whistle* [Instrumental Outro]