Jim Reeves Wreck Of The No.9 Lyrics
T'was a cold winter's night not a star was in sight
And the North wind was howling down the line
With his sweetheart so dear stood a brave engineer
With his orders to pull old Number Nine.
Well she kissed him goodbye with a tear in her eye
But the joy in his heart he could not hide
The whole world was bright for she told him that night
That tomorrow she'd be his blushing bride.
The train rolled along and the track hummed a song
And the black smoke came pouring from the stack
The headlight a-gleam seemed to brighten his dream
Of tomorrow when he'd be coming back.
As he went 'round the hill his brave heart stood still
For a headlight was shining in his face
And he whispered a prayer as he threw on the air
For he knew this would be his final race.
In the wreck he was found lying there on the ground
And 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 bought for our own
Where I dreamed we'd be happy, by and by
But I leave it to you for I know you'll be true
'Til we meet at the Golden Gates - goodbye."
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