Tragedy In The South:
The Winecoff Hotel Fire of 1946
A documentary depicting the horror of our country's deadliest hotel fire.

"Surely there's a heaven for folks that die this way..."
--Lee Roy Abernathy

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The Ballard of The Winecoff Hotel

Legendary Southern Gospel artist, Lee Roy Abernathy, wrote and recorded this song after changing his mind and heading home on December 7, 1946 rather than staying in his full-time room at the Winecoff Hotel.

This song (whose lyrics were considered slightly morbid and in bad taste) was eventually pulled from local radio stations, yet obviously had an emotional impact on Abernathy.

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