from the movie "Grand Ole Opry"
with Smoky Mountains Boys
from the movie "Grand Ole Opry"
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The Grand Ole Opry House 40th Anniversary Celebration on March 15, 2014 kicked off with the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, leading the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball." The show began just as the very first Opry performance at the Opry House did, with video footage of Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from 1940 performing the band's signature song. That performance transitioned to footage of Acuff and the Opry cast singing the song on March 15, 1974 before finally seamlessly transitioning to the curtain going up on Old Crow and a stage full of other performers that night finishing the number for the live audience. Visit http://www.opry.com for more information. © ℗ 2014 Grand Ole Opry, LLC Get tickets to the Opry! http://www.opry.com/calendar Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubscribeOpry Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/OpryTickets Tour Backstage: http://bit.ly/BackstageOpry Book a Package: http://bit.ly/GoOpry About the Grand Ole Opry: Welcome to the Grand Ole Opry YouTube Channel, the destination for top country music performances and exclusive videos live from the Opry stage. Known worldwide as the show that made country music famous, the Opry and its YouTube home feature the new stars, superstars, and legends of country music, including The Band Perry, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, to name just a few. Connect with The Grand Ole Opry Online: WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/GrandOleOpry FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/GrandOpryFB INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/OpryInsta TWITTER: http://bit.ly/OpryTweets TUMBLR: http://bit.ly/OpryTumblr GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/OpryGoogle PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/OpryPins "Wabash Cannonball" - 40th Anniversary Opening - All Sing | Opry Celebrates | Opry http://www.youtube.com/user/OpryLive
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From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore From the queen of flowing mountain to the south bell by the shore She mighty tall and handsome and know quite well by all She's a combination on the Wabash Cannonball She came down from Birmingham one cold December day As she rolled in the station you could hear all the people say There is a girl form Tennessee she long and she tall She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball Our the western states are dandies so the people all ways say From New York to St. Louis and Chicago by the way From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com No changes to be taken on the Wabash Cannonball Here's to daddy Claxton may his name forever stand And always be remembered in the courts of Alabam His earthly race is over and as the curtain around him fall We'll carry him Home in victory on the Wabash cannon ball Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar As she glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore hear the rush of the mighty engine hear the lonesome hobos call You're traveling through the jungle on the Wabash cannon ball
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"The Wabash Cannonball" is an American folk song about a fictional train, thought to have originated in the late nineteenth century. Its first documented appearance was on sheet music published in 1882, titled "The Great Rock Island Route" and credited to J. A. Roff. All subsequent versions contain a variation of the chorus: Now listen to the jingle, and the rumble, and the roar, As she dashes thro' the woodland, and speeds along the shore, See the mighty rushing engine, hear her merry bell ring out, As they speed along in safety, on the "Great Rock-Island Route." A rewritten version by William Kindt appeared in 1904 under the title "Wabash Cannon Ball". The Carter Family made one of the first recordings of the song in 1929, though it was not released until 1932. Another popular version was recorded by Roy Acuff in 1936. It is a signature song of the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band, the Kansas State University Marching Band, the University of Texas Longhorn Band, and of the Indiana State University Marching Sycamores, as ISU is close to the Wabash River. It was also used as the theme song by the USS Wabash (AOR5). The song "The Wabash Cannonball" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list In addition to The Carter Family's 1929 recording and Roy Acuff's 1936 recording, many hillbilly artists recorded "The Wabash Cannonball" during the Great Depression era of the 1930s and 1940s. Bing Crosby recorded the song for his album "Bing Crosby Sings The Great Country Hits". The song increased in popularity during this time. In the wake of the song's popularity, the Wabash Railroad named its express run between Detroit and St. Louis as the Wabash Cannon Ball in 1949, the only actual train to bear the name, which it carried until discontinued in 1971. However, the train was named after the song, not the other way around. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabash_Cannonball
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Wabash Cannonball Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs with Lyrics