SongsSpike Drivers Blues
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The hammer that killed John Henry
But it won't kill me
No, it won't kill me.

The hammer that killed John Henry
But it won't kill me
No, it won't kill me.

John Henry was a steel-driving man
Yes, he went down
Well, he went down.

John Henry, he left his hammer
Layin’side the road
Layin’side the road.

John Henry, he left his hammer
All painted in red
All painted in red.

Take this hammer and carry it to my captain
Tell him I'm gone
Won't you tell him I'm gone.

Take this hammer and throw it in the river
It will ring right on.
It will shine right on.

I walked all the way from East Colorado
Honey, that's my home
Babe, that's my home

This is the hammer that killed John Henry
But it won't kill me
No, it won't kill me.