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Lyr Req: Eighteen Hammers-Dave Crosbie version

Richard Mellish 06 Oct 18 - 12:29 PM
Joe Offer 06 Oct 18 - 03:45 PM
Joe Offer 10 Oct 18 - 06:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Eighteen Hammers
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 12:29 PM

I have a recording of Dave Crosbie singing Eighteen Hammers at Oxford University Heritage Society way back in the 60s. Some of the words are impossible to make out.

A field recording is now available on line, as is a transcription of the words, but they are not the same words that Dave sang, though there is some overlap.

Anyone know what other source he may have had (or able to contact him and ask)?


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Subject: ADD: Eighteen Hammers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 03:45 PM

Richard gave this link in the post above. I'll post just the lyrics from that link, but I'd advise you all to take a look at the page and see all the great information collected there.

EIGHTEEN HAMMERS

Well, there’s 18 hammers standing in a line,
Well, there’s 18 hammers standing in a line,
Well, they ring like silver and they shine like gold,
Well, they ring like silver and they shine like gold.
There ain’t no hammer that’ll ring like mine,
No,there ain’t no hammer that’ll ring like mine.

Well, you cut your corner boys like I cut mine,
Well, you cut your corner boys like I cut mine.
Well, I’ll be living when you be dying,
Well, I’ll be living when you be dying.
Well, I shot me a dead man, got a hundred years,
Well, I shot me a dead man, got a hundred years.

Well, a tree fall on me, I done been mo care,
Well, a tree fall on me, I done been mo care.
Well, I raised up my hammer, let it drop on down,
Well, I raised up my hammer, let it drop on down.
Well, look over yonder boys, all dressed in red.
Well, it looks like the children that Moses led.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eighteen Hammers-Dave Crosbie version
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Oct 18 - 06:19 PM

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