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Nine Pound Hammer (Roll on Buddy)
cho: Roll on buddy! Don`t you roll so slow.
How`m I gonna roll, when the wheels won`t go.
Roll on buddy! Pull a load of coal
How`m I gonna pull, when the wheels won`t roll.
This nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
For my size, buddy, for my size.
I`m a- goin` on the mountain for to see my baby
An` I ain`t comin` back. Lord, I ain`t comin` back.
Well when I die, you can make my tombstone
Out of number nine coal, out of number nine coal.
Ain`t nobody`s hammer on this here mountain
Rings like mine, that rings like mine.
Well this old hammer, it killed John Henry
Killed John Henry, but it won`t kill me.
An` this old hammer rings like silver
Rings like silver, rings like gold.
It`s a long way to Harlan, it`s a long way to Hazard
Just to get a little brew, just to get a little brew.
note: similar to one version of Swannanoa Tunnel Collected by
Sharp as Swannanoa Town. See SWANNOA
Recorded by Merle Travis, Monroe Bros.
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