Little Jimmy Dickens performs “Wabash Cannonball” On Grand Ole Opry 1972.

Little Jimmy Dickens recorded the version of Roy Acuff's famous song "Wabash Cannonball" in 1957 on the Columbia label. In this occasion he makes the version in an appearance in the Grand Ole Opry in 1992.

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Wabash Cannonball

Little Jimmy Dickens
Little Jimmy Dickens

 

Little Jimmy Dickens recorded the version of Roy Acuff’s famous song “Wabash Cannonball” in 1957 on the Columbia label. In this occasion he makes the version in an appearance in the Grand Ole Opry in 1992.

 

 

 

Story Of The Song

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Single Roy Acuff ( Okeh 1938 )
Single Roy Acuff ( Okeh 1938 )

Some versions:
Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tenneesseans 1938 ( Okeh Records )
Eddie McMullen’s Sleepy Valley Five 1947 ( Rainbow Records )
Eddy Arnold 1959 ( RCA )
Hank Locklin 1962 ( RCA )
Hank Thompson 1964 ( Capitol )
Jerry Reed 1967 ( RCA )
Willie Nelson 1970 ( RCA )
Dolly Parton 1970 ( RCA )
And many more ……….




Little Jimmy Dickens – Wabash Cannonball

From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore
She glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore
From the green and flowery mountains where the wrippling waters fall
She’s a regular combination called the Wabash Cannonball
Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland the hills and by the shore
From the green and flowery mountains where the wrippling waters fall
No changes can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball
[ steel ]
She came down from Birmingham one cold December day
As she pulled into the station you could hear the people say
Yeah she’s the gal from Tennessee she’s long and she’s tall
And she came into the Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball
Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine hear the lonesome hobo call
A travein’ through the jungle on the Wabash Cannonball
[ guitar ]
Our eastern states are dandy so all the western people say
From New York to St Louis and Chicago by the way
From the hills of Minnesotta where the wrippling waters fall
She’s a regular combination called the Wabash Cannonball
Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine hear the lonesome hobo call
A travein’ through the jungle on the Wabash Cannonball

Little Jimmy Dickens ‎– Comes Callin' ( Cover LP 1968 )
Little Jimmy Dickens ‎– Comes Callin’ ( Cover LP 1968 )