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American Ballads and Folk Songs
He got a 44,
In-a his right han', in-a his right han\
Gonna take dis ol' hammer,
Gonna take dis ol' hammer,
Give it back to jumpin' Judy,
An' tell her I'm gone, suh, an' tell her I'm gone.
Ef she asks you was I runnin', Ef she asks you was I runnin', Ef she asks you was I runnin', You can tell I's flyin', you can tell I's flyin\
Tell 'er I crossed de St. John's River,*
Tell 'er I crossed de St. John's River,
Tell 'er I crossed de St. John's River,
Wid my head hung down, wid my head hung down.
GOIN' HOME
A Pick Song
This song comes from the State Farm at Parchman, Mississippi. The "hanhs" represent the violent exhalations of breath that occur when the point of the pick sinks into the earth.






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