The Wreck Of The Old 97 by The Seekers

The Wreck Of The Old 97 chords by The Seekers

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Intro:
G C   F C G C F C G C

Verse:
              F
They gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia
     C            G
Sayin', "Steve, you're way behind time
   C         F
It's 8:38, and it's the Old '97
   C      G      C
Gotta put her into Danville on time"

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

Verse:
              F
Steve Brady he said to his black, greasy fireman
 C            G
"Shovel on a little more coal
  C          F
I'm waitin' to pass them wide-open mountains
   C      G C
Gonna see the Old '97 roll"

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

Verse:
                 F
He's comin' down that line makin' ninety miles an hour
  C          G
The whistle broke into a scream
   C                F
They found him in the wreck with his hand upon the throttle
     C     G    C
He'd been scalded to death by steam

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

Verse:
          F
Well, come on now, all you ladies
   C         G
From this time on, now learn
     C              F
Don't you ever say harsh words to your true-lovin' husband
   C       G    C
He'll leave you and never return

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

Instrumental:
C F C G C F C G C

Verse:
                     F
Well, he's comin' down that line, makin' ninety miles an hour
    C          G
And the whistle broke into a scream
   C                F
They found him in the wreck with his hand upon the throttle
     C     G    C
He'd been scalded to death by steam

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

Chorus:
                  F
Well, it's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg down to Danville
   C           G
On a line with a three-mile grade
    C          F
It was down that line where he lost his air-brakes
    C     G    C
You can see what a jump he made

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