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Apr 9, 2020 - 11:50:46 AM
41 posts since 9/30/2013

In remembrance of Tom Arri, RIP, here's Bill Monroe's solo which tells the tale of the demise of a train's engineer. 3 different mp3s are included, Bill himself, tabledit and backup.

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lyrics:
Ben Dewberry was a great engineer
He told his fireman don't you ever fear
All I want is the water and coal
Put your head out the window, while she starts roll
While she starts roll while she starts roll
Put your head out the window, while she starts roll Ben

Dewberry said before he died
Just two more roads that he wanted to ride
His fireman asked him what could they be
Said the old Northeastern and the A&B
He said the A&B, he said the A&B
He said the old Northeastern and the A&B

On the fatal morning it began to rain
Around the curve come a passenger train
Ben Dewberry was the engineer
With the throttle wide open and he didn’t have any fear
He didn't have no fear he didn't have no fear
He didn't have no fear
He had her runnin' wide open without any fear


The big locomotive leaped from the rail
Ben never lived to tell that awful tale
His life was ended and his work was done
When Ben Dewberry made his final run
He made his final run, he made his final run
When Ben Dewberry made his final run

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