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Wreck Of The Old 97
Words and Music by David G. George - 1903
Similar melody to "The Ship That Never Returned" and "The MTA"
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G - C -
G A7 D7 -
G - C -
G D7 G -    (D7 repeat)
16-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Well they gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia,
Saying "Steve, you are way behind time.
This is not 'thirty eight,' but it's old 'ninety seven,
You must put her into Spencer on time."
 
He was goin' down the grade making 90 miles an hour,
When his whistle broke into a scream,
He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle,
He was scalded to death by the steam.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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