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Tex Ritter The Phantom White Stallion of Skull Valley The Wreck of Number Nine

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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 [1945]

 Genre: Children's, Folk, World, & Country

Style: 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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