The Wreck of the Virginian |Photo Credits: shazam.com The Folk Song and its Story An American folk song, “The Wreck of the Virginian” was penned and recorded by folk-country singer-songwriter Blind Alfred Reed. On July 28, 1927, he originally released it ...

“The Wreck of the Virginian” is an American folk song by Blind Alfred Reed. Recorded on July 28, 1927, the song tells about a train wreck in Ingleside, West Virginia. Originally, its release was Victor 20836. It became part of Reed’s Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 album. The ...