John Henry Lives

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Laura Veirs

Laura Pauline Veirs (born October 24, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter. more »

Hear the whistle blow far off in the still night without stars
See the tracks laid flat with a hammer's might 
They're the spike driver's scars 
They're the spike driver's scars 

By the railroad ties there a hammer lies
It's all painted in red
It's all painted in red
It's all painted in red

The west springs up from the spike driver's blues 
And the captain's new shiny shoes
Take to him this hat and hammer 
And tell him I'm gone
Won't you tell him I'm gone
I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone

By the railroad ties there a hammer lies
It's all painted in red
It's all painted in red
It's all painted in red

Written by: LAURA VEIRS

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John Henry Lives