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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 or - ders at Mon - roe, Vir - gin - ia,
Say - in "Steve, you are way be - hind time.
This is not 'thir - ty eight,' but it's old 'nine - ty sev - en,
You must put her in - to Spen - cer 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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