Mudcat Café message #3004847 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76910   Message #3004847
Posted By: GUEST
11-Oct-10 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Hell-Bound Train
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Hell-Bound Train
Wikipedia & other sources credit "Retta M. Brown" "tom grey's dream" w/ this song???

"Tom Gray's Dream" is a poem written by western Illinois poet Retta M. Brown (born September 18, 1893).

Tom Gray was a farmer's son, born in Indiana on November 27, 1852, whose family moved to Mercer County, Illinois. During a drunken stupor, he experienced a frightening dream that moved him to cease alcohol abuse. His niece, Retta M. Brown, wrote the poem and immortalized the nightmare. Alcohol recovery groups and certain churches have widely circulated the poem, usually without attribution