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Thread #107210   Message #2221449
Posted By: 12-stringer
23-Dec-07 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: John Henry (from Williamson Brothers)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Williamson Brothers' John Henry
John Henry had a little hammer
Handle was made of oak
Every time he hit the drill on the head
Hammer ...

Can't make out the last line at all, though the sound rhymes with "oak." (Sounds to me like "Hammer ... out and broke," though the rhyming word could also be "smoke".)

FWIW, the Anthology Songbook just gives this verse as "unintelligible."