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Wreck Of The Old 97

Possibly David Graves George

4:4 Key:G

Intro: [G][D][G]

They [G]gave him his orders at [C]Monroe, Virginia,
Sayin', [G]"Steve, you're way behind [D]time
This is [G]not 38, this is [C]Old 97
[G]put her into [D]Spencer on [G]time."

Well he [G]turned and said to his [C]big, greasy fireman
ďJust [G]shovel on a little more [D]coal"
And [G]when we cross that [C]White Oak Mountain
[G]Watch Old ninety [D]seven [G]roll."

Instrumental verse

Itís a [G]mighty rough road from [C]Lynchburg to Danville
On a [G]line with a three mile [D]grade
It was [G]on that grade that he [C]lost his air brakes
[G]You can see what a [D]jump he [G]made.

He was [G]cominí down the grade makiní [C]ninety miles an hour
When his [G]whistle broke into a [D]scream
He was [G]found in the wreck with his [C]hand on the throttle
[G]Scalded to [D]death by the [G]steam.

So [G]ladies you heed [C]my warning
From [G]this day now on [D]learn
Never [G]speak harsh words to your [C]true love or husband
He may [G]go and [D]never re-[G]turn.



Added or amended 27th June 2020
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


Soprano/Concert/Tenor Ukulele Chords
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