John Henry

Mississippi Fred McDowell

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Fred McDowell (January 12, 1904 – July 3, 1972) known by his stage name; Mississippi Fred McDowell, was an American Hill country blues singer and guitar player. more »


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This song is by Mississippi Fred McDowell and
appears on the album Mississippi Fred McDowell (1995).
John Henry was a steel-drivin'
John Henry was a steel-drivin' man
John Henry died, a hammer in his
John Henry died, a hammer in his
John Henry was a steel-drivin' man
John Henry, he said, just before he died
What are the two more roads that he want to ride
Lord, John Henry
Lord, John Henry said before he died
Lordy, two more roads he want to ride
Lord, he want
Oh Lord, he want
Lord, I got up one mornin', well, it looked like rain
Look around the curve, come a passenger train
Lord, John
Lord, John Henry said 'fore he died
Lordy, two more roads he want to ride
John Henry had a wife, dress she wore was red
Last word I heard her say, ""I'm goin' where Johnny fell dead.
Lord, I'm
Lord, I'm gwine
Lord, I'm
Lord, I'm goin', John Henry fell
Lord, I'm goin' John Henry
Lord, I'm goin' where John Hen

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Written by: DP, Varl, B. Ey, L. Donegan, W. Whyton

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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