The Wabash Cannonball
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

The Wabash Cannonball Chords And Lyrics Roy Acuff Guitar Lessons

Here on this The Wabash Cannonball chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, a video of Roy Acuff, rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

The Wabash Cannonball
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

This song dates back to 1882 and was called The Great Rock Island Route but the name was changed in 1904. The Carter Family recorded this song in 1929 and released in 1932. Roy Acuff recorded his version in 1936. The song is also on the Rock N Roll Top 500 songs list and is the oldest on the list.

Lots of lyrics have been added and changed over the years and has had many artists recordings over the years.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret for original key of A
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, D7

The Wabash Cannonball Lyrics

From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore
From the Queen of flowing mountains to the southbelt by the shore
She's mighty tall and handsome and known quite well by all
She's the combination on the Wabash Cannonball

Well she came down from Birmingham one cold December day
As she rolled into the station you could hear all the people say
There's a girl from Tennessee she's long and she's tall
She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball

Our Eastern states are dandy so the people always say
From New York to St Louis and Chicago by the way
From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall
No changes can be taken on that Wabash Cannonball

Here's to daddy Claxton may his name forever stand
And always be remembered round the courts of Alabam
His earthly race is over and the curtains round him fall
We'll carry him home to victory on the Wabash Cannonball

Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine hear those lonesome hobo’s call
You're traveling through the jungles on the Wabash Cannonball

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