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THE WRECK OF THE NUMBER NINE (Carson J. Robison) Jim Reeves Also recorded by: Jim & Jesse; Marty Robbins; Hank Snow; Rosalie Sorrels. One dark stormy night not a star was in sight The North wind came howling down the line There stood a brave engineer with his sweetheart so dear And his orders to pull old Number Nine. She kissed him goodbye with a tear in her eye The joy in his heart he couldn't hide The whole world seemed right for she told him that night That tomorrow she'd be his blushing bride. The wheels hummed a song as the train rolled along The black smoke came pouring from the stack The headlight a-gleam seemed to brighten his dream Of tomorrow when he'd be goin' back. He sped around the hill and his brave heart stood still The headlight was shining in his face He whispered a prayer as he threw on the air For he knew this would be his final race. --- Instrumental --- In the wreck he was found lying there on the ground He asked them to raise his weary head His breath slowly went as this message he sent To a maiden who thought she would be wed. "There's a little white home that I built for our own Where I dreamed we'd be happy, you and I But I leave it to you for I know you'll be true Til we meet at the Golden Gate, goodbye."..

    


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