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The Wreck of the Old 97

The Seekers13 Oct 1997

The Wreck of the Old 97 Lyrics

The Wreck Of The Old 97 - The Seekers

Written by:George/Traditional

 

They gave him his orders at monroe virginia

Sayin steve you're way behind time

 

It's 8 38 and it's the old 97

Gotta put her into danville on time

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his air brakes

You can see what a jump he made

Steve brady he said to his black greasy fireman

Shovel on a little more coal

 

I'm waitin to pass them wide open mountains

Gonna see the old 97 roll

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his air brakes

You can see what a jump he made

He's comin' down that line makin ninety miles an hour

The whistle broke into a scream

 

They found him in the wreck with his hand upon the throttle

He'd been scalded to death by steam

 

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his air brakes

You can see what a jump he made

Well come on now all you ladies

From this time on now learn

Don't you ever say harsh words to your true lovin husband

He'll leave you and never return

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his air brakes

You can see what a jump he made

 

Well he's comin' down that line makin ninety miles an hour

And the whistle broke into a scream

 

They found him in the wreck with his hand upon the throttle

He'd been scalded to death by steam

 

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his air brakes

You can see what a jump he made

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his airnbrakes

You can see what a jump he mad

Well it's a mighty rough road from lynchburg down to danville

On a line with a three mile grade

It was down that line where he lost his airnbrakes

You can see what a jump he mad

 

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