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The Wreck of the Number Nine
Last updated: 11.10.23
The Wreck of the Number Nine seems to be a rare song. I first heard and learned it from Wilfried Drygala and we sang it no end of times in the Idle Fellows. The song itself is a wonderful short ballad on a god-like train driver getting a premature comeuppance. The hero of the song departs this earthly paradise happy in the knowledge that he has done his duty to his shortly to be bereaved sweetheart. What a load of codswallop for today's audiences! Still, it was always great to listen to Wilfried singing it.
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youtube15.jpg The Wreck of the Number Nine (2:23) Jim Reeves
youtube15.jpg Wreck of Number Nine (2:52) E.V. Stoneman Traditional