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Nine Pound Hammer
lyrics and chords

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Nine Pound Hammer lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a fun rhythm song by Jimmy Dean. You find this one to be very entertaining to play and sing, plus it's easy to do.

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Nine Pound Hammer
recorded by Jimmy Dean
written by Merle Travis
 

C         F             C
Little to heavy  for my size
G7           C
Honey for my size
                                  F
Well roll on buddy with a load of coal
             C         G7                         C
Well how you roll roll roll when the wheels won't go
 
                                   F
Nine pound hammer done killed John Henry
                    C               G7              C
It ain't gonna kill me no sir-ee it ain't gonna kill me
                              F
Roll on buddy  pull a load of coal
            C         G7                        C
How can you roll roll roll when the wheels won't go
 
 
Well I'm going on that mountain
               F
I gonna see my baby
                   C
And I ain't coming back
   G7                          C
No sir-ee I ain't never coming back
 
 
And when I'm long gone
                F
You can make my tombstone
                   C
Out of number nine coal boy boy
G7            C
A-number nine coal
 
                                  F
Well roll on buddy with a load of coal
             C         G7                         C
Well how you roll roll roll when the wheels won't go

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Learn this country classic and do it at your next jam session with your buddies, it's really fun to do. All the chords are simple to make and it has a fun rhythm. Print Nine Pound Hammer lyrics and chords, practice then surprise your friends.

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