Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

John Henry never dropped the hammer he was born to hold.
His back was strong as steel and now his hands are just as cold.

Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, drive those spikes of gray.
Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, deep down in the clay.
Oh, John henry! Swing that hammer down. Swing away.
Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, deep down in the clay.

Groanin’ like an engine, there’s an oven in your chest.
Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, show ’em who’s the best.
Pin that steel giant to the earth and swing your hammer down.
Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, nail it to the ground.

Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, nail it to the ground.
Pin that steel giant to the earth and swing your hammer down.
Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, lay your body down.
Oh, John henry! Oh, John Henry, nail it to the ground.


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