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|GUEST,John Garst||Origin Of John Henry--part TWO (240* d)||RE: Origin Of John Henry--part TWO||19 May 11|
Go here an click on "The Legend of John Henry" for someone's idea of what John Henry was about. This is what happens when literary types get hold of folklore. Another example, which probably inspired this one, was provided by Roark Bradford, who wrote a 1931 novel and a 1939 (as I recall) play about John Henry.