Shel Silverstein

Wreck of the Old ’49

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Well, I'll sing you a song 'bout the old Forty Nine
The fastest engine on the Santa Fe line
On the fourteenth of April, she made a desp'rate dash
And she got there on time and she did not crash!

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About "Wreck of the Old ’49"

Silverstein’s comically abbreviated take on a classic old-timey train wreck song trope.

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