Johnny Cash – Wreck Of The Old 97 chords

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A DWell, they gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia.
A ESaid, "Steve, you're way behinf time.
A DThis is not Thirty-Eight, this is old Ninety-Seven.
A E APut her into Spencer on time."
A DThen he turned around and said to his black, greasy fireman,
A E"Shovel on a little more coal.
A DAnd when we cross that White Oak Mountain,
A E AWatch old Ninety-Seven roll."
Guitar Solo: Instrumental verse
A DAnd then a telegram comes from Washington Station,
A E This is how it read:
A D"Oh, that brave engineer that run old Ninety-Seven
A E AIs lyin' in old Danville dead."
A D'Cause he was goin' down a grade makin' ninety miles an hour,
A EThe whistle broke into a scream.
A DHe was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle,
A E AScalded to death by the steam. One more time!
Guitar Solo: Instrumental verse
A DWell, now, all you ladies, you better take the warnin'
A EFrom this time on and learn.
A DNever speak hard words to your true lovin' husband.
A E AHe may leave you and never re-turn. Poor boy.
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