Spike Driver Blues

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cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(John Hurt)

INSTRUMENTAL INTRO/VERSE

Take this hammer and carry it to the captain,
Tell him I’m gone. Tell him I’m gone. Oh, tell him I’m gone.
Take this hammer and carry it to the captain,
Oh, tell him I’m gone. Tell him I’m gone. I sure am gone.

It’s a long way from east Colorado, honey, to my home,
Honey to my home….
It’s a long way from east Colorado, honey, to my home.
…..That’s where I’m goin.

INSTRUMENTAL

John Henry was a steel drivin’ man, but he went down.
But he went down….he sure went down.

John Henry he left his hammer, laying side the road.
John Henry he left his hammer, all over in rain.
All over in rain. Laying side the road.

INSTRUMENTAL

This is the hammer that killed John Henry, Lord, it won’t kill me.
This is the hammer that killed John Henry, but it won’t kill me….sure won’t kill me.

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