Take This Hammer​/​Spike Driver Blues

from by Lee Shedden

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A mashup of two traditional songs.

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Take this hammer and carry it to the captain. Tell him I'm gone.
This here hammer killed John Henry but it won't kill me.
If he asks you was I running? tell him I was flying.
No hammer on this mountain rings like mine.
If he asks you was I laughing? tell him I was crying.
This here hammer rings like silver and shines like gold.
I don't want no cold iron shackles around my legs.
John Henry was a steel-driving boy but he went down.
That's why I'm gone.

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from An Education and a Riot, released February 3, 2014

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Lee Shedden Calgary, Alberta

The Neutral States
ex-Fire Engine Red
loving husband and father
and rocker of roll
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