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Hell on the Wabash

Carl Sandburg 1878 (Galesburg) – 1967 (Flat Rock)

When country fiddlers held a convention in
Danville, the big money went to a barn dance
artist who played Turkey in the Straw, with
variations.
They asked him the name of the piece calling
it a humdinger and he answered, "I call it
'Hell on the Wabash.'"
The two next best were The Speckled Hen, and
Sweet Potatoes Grow in Sandy Land, with
variations.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor best known for poetry. more…

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