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Wreck of the '97
Bogan 1230
 
    
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Wreck of the '97
 
Bogan 1230
 


ID: 2382
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.buddyweavermusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Bogan recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm130
Duration3:34
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

4 ladies grand chain straight across that ring
Now join hands and circle left you go
Allemande left, go allemande thar, right & left and make a star
The men back up and make your back-up star
Now shoot that star, and turn thru,
Left allemande that corner girl
Go home, do a dosado and then you promenade
Hear that whistle blowing, she's coming around the bend
The wreck of '97's coming home


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

1 & 3 you promenade halfway around the ring
Then lead to the right and circle up 4 you know
Tag the line, turn in 1/4
Then slide thru and square thru 3 hands around you go
Allemande left your corner girl, go home do a dosado
Go back and swing the corner girl and promenade
Hear that train a-coming, that throttle's open wide
That wreck of '97's coming home
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

The Wreck Of The Old 97
 
 

On one cloudless morning I stood on the mountain,
Just watching the smoke from below,
It was coming from a tall, slim smokestack
Way down on the Southern railroad.

It was 97, the fastest train
Ever ran the Southern line,
All the freight trains and passengers take the side for 97,
For she's bound to be at stations on time.

They gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia,
Saying, "Stevie, you're way behind time.
This is not 38, but it's Old 97,
You must put her into Spencer on time."

He looked 'round and said to his black greasy fireman,
"Just shovel in a little more coal,
And when I cross that old White Oak Mountain
You can just watch Old 97 roll."

It's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg to Danville,
And the lie was a three-mile grade,
It was on that grade that he lost his air brakes,
And you see what a jump that she made.

He was going down the grade making 90 miles an hour,
When his whistle began to scream,
He was found in that wreck with his hand on the throttle,
He was scalded to death by the steam.

Did she ever pull in? No, she never pulled in,
And at 1:45 he was due,
For hours and hours has the switchman been waiting
For that fast mail that never pulled through.

Did she ever pull in? No, she never pulled in,
And that poor boy must be dead.
Oh, yonder he lays on the railroad track
With the cart wheels over his head.

97, she was the fastest train
That the South had ever seen,
But she run so fast on that Sunday morning
That the death score was numbered 14.

Now, ladies, you must take warning,
From this time now and on.
Never speak harsh words to your true loving husband.
He may leave you and never return.

Lyrics by Fred Jackson Lewey, Henry Whitter and Charles Noell.
Recorded by G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter (and many others later).
 
Comments

 
Handle List
1482  4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
135 Allemande Left To An Allemande Thar [Basic]
937 Shoot The Star [Basic]
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
626 Lead (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
241 Circle To A Line [Basic]
1140 Tag The Line (full) (dir) [Mainstream]
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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