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Nine Pound Hammer TML # 007356
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Kentucky coal-mining song. The Monroe brothers version used an "answer-back" with the tenor echoing each line and singing along on the last.
This nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
For my size buddy, for my size.

Roll on buddy, don't you roll so slow
Buddy how can I roll When the wheels won't go.

Its a ong way to Harlan and a long way to Hazard
Just to get a little booze, just to get a little booze.

Oh, the nine pound hammer killed John Henry
Ain't gonna kill me, ain't gonna kill me.
There ain't one hammer down in this tunnel
That can ring like mine, that can ring like mine.

Rings like silver, shines like gold
Rings like silver, shines like gold.

Buddy when I'm long gone, won't you make my tombstone
Out of number nine coal out of number nine coal.

I'm going on the mountain, just to see my baby
And I ain't coming back, no I ain't coming back.
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