“My father's mother had a copy of Vernon Dalhart's recording of ‘The Wreck of the Old 97,’ (9/26 UC Labor Quote)" writes Mark Pattison. “Of course, it was a 78 rpm disc. Fortunately, in the summer of 1982 I transferred my parents old 78s onto cassette tape. The B-side was ‘The Prisoner's Song’: ‘If I had me the wings of an angel, then over these walls I would fly.’”
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