Lyrics Depot is your source of lyrics to Wreck of the Old '97 by Johnny Cash. Please check back for more Johnny Cash lyrics.
Wreck of the Old '97 Lyrics
Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: At San Quentin
Well they gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia,
Said: "Steve, you're way behind time,
"This is not 38, this is Ol' 97,
"Put her into Spencer on time."
Then he turned around and said to his black, greasy fireman,
"Shovel on a little more coal.
"And when we cross that White Oak mountain,
"Watch Ol' '97 roll."
And then a telegram come from Washington station,
This is how it read:
"Oh that brave engineer that run ol 97,
"Is lyin in old Danville dead."
'Cos he was going down a grade making 90 miles an hour,
The whistle broke into a scream.
He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle,
Scalded to death by the steam.
One more time!
Oh, now all you ladies you'd better take a warning,
From this time on and learn.
Never speak hard words to your true-lovin' husband.
He may leave you and never return.
Johnny Cash Lyrics
Johnny Cash At San Quentin Lyrics
More Johnny Cash Music Lyrics:
Johnny Cash - Custer Lyrics
Johnny Cash - I Got Shoes Lyrics
Johnny Cash - Old Account Was Settled Long Ago Lyrics
Johnny Cash - Precious Memories Lyrics
Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag Lyrics
Johnny Cash - The Big Battle Lyrics
Johnny Cash - The Legend of John Henry's Hammer Lyrics
Johnny Cash - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder Lyrics