Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records S3productions
Tex Ritter The Phantom White Stallion of Skull Valley
The Wreck of Number Nine
A bedtime story for my grandchildren from Grandpa
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Tex Ritter – Children's Songs & Stories
Label: Capitol Records – Album BD 14, Capitol Records – 20037,20038,20039,20040
(4) 10" 78RPM record album 20039
Children's Series –
Released: 1949 
Genre: Children's, Folk, World, & Country
Capitol 20039 E: The Phantom White Stallion of Skull Valley
642-2A Album BD-14 Traditional Story
Capitol 20039 F: The Wreck of Number Nine
745-1A Album BD-14 Composer Tex Ritter
DBS-134 –Songs and Stories for Children, Vol. 2 Tex Ritter 1949
Capitol Album Discography, Part 1
The 78-rpm Albums: 1 to 1949
By Randy Watts, Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
"The Wreck of the Number Nine" is an American train song, part of a subgenre about train wrecks.
It was written by Carson Robison in 1927.
Possibly the best-known version is by Jim Reeves, although it has been sung by several other singers.
It tells the story of a brave engineer who takes his train out on a stormy night after kissing his sweetheart goodbye, promising to marry her the next day, but he is killed in a head-on collision with another train. Unlike some other songs in the "train wreck" subgenre, it is not based on a real incident, and it does have a known author.
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