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Thread #4018   Message #561239
Posted By: Andrew S
29-Sep-01 - 03:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: John Henry
Subject: RE: The origins of john Henry
If you listen to the lyrics of John Hurt's "Spike Driver's moan"

"This is the hammer that kill John Henry, Lord it won't kill me"

You realize that Hurt knew that this "hero" died working for "the man" and John Hurt didn't want the same kind of fate.