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John Henry lyrics and chords

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John Henry lyrics and chords is intended for your personal use only, this is a very good country song recorded by Hank Thompson.

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John Henry
Written and recorded by Hank Thompson

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John Henry was a little bitty boy
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No bigger than the palm of your hand
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His mammy looked down at Henry and said
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John you're gonna be a steel drivin' man Lord lord
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John you're gonna be a steel drivin' man


John Henry he said to his Captain
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Captain I wanna hear you sing
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I'll swing forty-nine pounds from my hips on down
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Like to hear that cold steel ring Lord Lord
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Like to hear that cold steel ring


John Henry had a little woman
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And her name was Polly Ann
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John Henry got sick and he had to go to bed
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But Polly drove steel like a man Lord Lord
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Polly drove the steel like a man


John Henry went to the tunnel to drive
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Steam hammer by his side
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Well he beat that drill to the end of the tunnel
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Laid down his hammer and he cried Lord Lord
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Laid down his hammer and he cried


John Henry drove steel on that mountain
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Till his hammer caught on fire
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And the last words we heard John Henry say
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Cool drink of water before I die Lord Lord
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A cool drink of water before I die


Well they took John Henry to the graveyard
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Stuck him six feet under the sand
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Every time the freight train would go puffin' by
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They’d say there lies a steel drivin' man Lord Lord
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Yonder lies that steel drivin' man

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