John Henry

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JOHN HENRY


When John Henry was a little baby boy
Sittin' on his mommy's knees
He picked up a hammer and a little piece of steel,
And said this hammer's gonna be the death of me, Lord, Lord
This Hammer's gonna be the death of me

When John Henry was a little baby boy
No bigger than the palm of your hand
His momma looked down this little Johhny and said
Oh, Johny's gonna be a steel drivin' man yes he is
Oh Johnny's gonna be a steel drivin' man

Well John Henry was a steel driving man
He drove steel all over this land
He said before I let that steam hammer get me down
I'm gonna die with my hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord
I'm gonna die with my hammer in my hand"

John Henry Went to the tunnel to drive
With a steam hammer by his side
That mountain was so tall John Henry was so small
Then he laid down his hammer and he died, Lord, Lord
He laid down his hammer then he died

John Henry said to his shaker
Shaker, why don't you pray?
If my hammer ever misses this little piece of steel
Tomorrow will be your burying day
Tomorrow will be your burying day

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from Troublebound & Lonesome, released August 1, 2008
(Traditional)

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