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Wabash Cannonball

Music by J. A. Roff.

Originally Performed by The Carter Family

"The Great Rock Island Route", also known as "Wabash Cannonball", is the title of an American folk song that describes the scenic beauty and predicaments of the Wabash Cannonball Express as it traveled on the Great Rock Island train route. Over many years, this popular song's music has remained unchanged, while the verses have been updated by song artists. As early as 1882, sheet music titled "The Great Rock Island Route" was credited to J. A. Roff. This version and all subsequent versions contain a variation of this chorus:

    Release Date: 1882


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : The Bluegrass Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 884088608835 : 1458416496 : 00312317

Various : The Bluegrass Songbook

A comprehensive collection of nearly 50 bluegrass standards.

Songlist: Ballad of Jed Clampett, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Doin' My Time, Foggy Mountaintop, Footprints in the Snow, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, I'll Fly Away, In the Pines, Keep on the Sunny Side, Midnight Moonlight, Molly and Ten Brooks, Old Home Place, Rocky Top, Salty Dog Blues, Turn Your Radio On, Wabash Cannonball, The Wreck of the Old '97, ...and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7917b | Songbook | $14.99


Various : The Big Book of Bluegrass Songs : Solo : Songbook : 884088215170 : 1423456130 : 00311484

Various : The Big Book of Bluegrass Songs

The best collection ever of 70+ bluegrass standards!

Songlist: Alabama Jubilee, Angel Band, Arkansas Traveler, Ashes Of Love, Before I Met You, Bill Cheatham, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues), Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues), Careless Love, Columbus Stockade Blues, Cripple Creek, Dark Hollow, Dixie Hoedown, Doin' My Time, Dooley, Down To The River To Pray, Down Yonder, East Virginia Blues, Flint Hill Special, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Foggy Mountain Top, Fox On The Run, Gold Rush, Gotta Travel On, How Mountain Girls Can Love, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby, I Never Will Marry, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7919b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Composers : The Easy Country Fake Book : Solo : Songbook : 884088219635 : 1423435672 : 00240319

Various Composers : The Easy Country Fake Book

More than 100 country favorites all in the key of C, arranged with simplified harmonies and melodies and complete lyrics. A fake book has one-line music notation consisting of melody, lyrics, and chord symbols. This lead sheet format is a "musical shorthand" which is an invaluable resource for all musicians - hobbyists and professionals. In the event that you haven't used chord symbols to create accompaniment, or your experience is limited, a chord speller chart is included at the back of the book to help you get started.

Songlist: Abilene, Achy Breaky Heart (Don't Tell My Heart), Act Naturally, All I Have To Do Is Dream, All My Ex's Live In Texas, Always On My Mind, Any Day Now, Any Time, Blue, Blue Bayou, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Bonaparte's Retreat, Boot Scootin' Boogie, Bouquet Of Roses, Breathe, Busted, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, The Chair, Chattahoochee, Cold, Cold Heart, Could I Have This Dance, Crazy, Cryin' Time, Crying, Daddy Sang Bass, Daddy's Hands, Dang Me, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5139b | Songbook | $19.95


Individual Folios

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Wabash Cannonball : SATB : Kirby Shaw : The Carter Family : Songbook : 08742827 : 073999428278

Kirby Shaw : Wabash Cannonball

This American classic has been recorded by everyone from the Carter Family to Pete Seeger to Boxcar Willie! This choral arrangement by Kirby Shaw captures the call of the rails and the spirit of America.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw Performed By: The Carter Family

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742827

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