Wreck on the Highway
DESCRIPTION: Singer sees automobile wreck with passengers killed,, "where whiskey and blood run together...I heard the wreck on the highway/But I didn't hear nobody pray"
AUTHOR: Dorsey Dixon
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (recording, Dixon Bros., "I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray")
KEYWORDS: grief death crash disaster wreck
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Roy Acuff & his Smoky Mountain Boys, "Wreck on the Highway" (Okeh 06685, 1942; Columbia 37028, 1946; Columbia 37596/Columbia 20195, 1947; Columbia 52026, 1956)
Dixon Bros. "I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray" (Bluebird BB-7449?Montgomery Ward M-7489, 1938)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Wreck on the Highway" (on NLCR08)
cf. "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" (words)
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