Nine Pound Hammer

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Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass.[1] more »


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1991
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This nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
For my size, honey, for my size

Roll on buddy, don't you roll so slow
Baby, how can I roll when the wheels won't go

Up on the mountain just to see my honey
And I ain't coming back, lord, I ain't coming back

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It's a long way to Hazard a long way to Harian
Just to get a little booze, just get a little boos

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Ain't one hammer in this tunnel
That rings like mine that rings like mine

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It rings like silver and shines like gold
It rings like silver and shines like gold

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Somebody stole my nine pound hammer
They've took it and gone, they've took it and gone

[Chorus]

That nine pound hammer that killed John Henry
Ain't a gonna kill me, ain't a gonna kill me

[Chorus]

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