Can’t you hear the whistle of my big spike hammer? Lord it’s busting my side.
I’ve done all I can do to keep that woman, Still she’s not satisfied.
Hey, hey Della Mae. Why do you treat me this way?
Hey, hey Della Mae. I’ll get even some day
I’m the best hammer swinger in this big section gang. Big Bill Johnson is my name.
This spike hammer that I swing for a dollar and a half a day. It’s all for my Della Mae.
Well I’ve been lots of places, not much I ain’t done. There’s still a lot of things I’d like to see.
But this hammer that I swing or the woman that I love, Yeah one’s gonna be the death of me.
Big spike hammer, big spike hammer.