Nine Pound Hammer

G           C

This nine pound hammer is a little too heavy

G           D           G

For my size, Buddy for my size


Roll on buddy, don’t you roll so slow

How can I roll, when the wheels won’t roll


I’m going to the mountain, just to see my baby

And I ain’t coming back, no I ain’t coming back


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There ain’t one hammer, down in this tunnel

That can ring like mine, that can ring like mine


Chorus


Rings like silver, shines like gold

Rings like silver, shines like gold


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This old hammer, it killed John Henry

Ain’t gonna kill me, ain’t gonna kill me


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It’s a long way to Harlan, and a long way to Hazard

Just to get a little booze, just to get a little booze


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Buddy when I’m long gone, won’t you make my tombstone

Out of number nine coal, out of number nine coal


Chorus