Big Spike Hammer

G         Em         C         Em

Can’t you hear the whistle of my big spike hammer? Lord it’s busting my side.

G         Em         C         Em      D

I’ve done all I can do to keep that woman, Still she’s not satisfied.

G         D         G

Hey, hey Della Mae. Why do you treat me this way?

G         D         G

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.


CHORUS


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.

CHORUS

Em         D      G

Big spike hammer, big spike hammer.