Steel hammer blues

from by Achilles Tenderloin

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lyrics

John Henry never dropped the hammer he was born to hold.
His back was strong as steel and now his hand is 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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from Stronger Than Wine, released August 30, 2014
Joe Augustin: Guitar, vocals, lyrics
Aaron Nell: Fiddle
Chris Yakopcic: Producer

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