Nine Pound Hammer Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
album: No. 12 track in album Blood, Sweat and Tears
release date: 1963
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 3:17

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Well this nine pound hammer is a little too heavy for my size honey for my size
I'm goin' on the mountain gonna see my baby
And I ain't comin' back Lord I ain't comin' back
Oh roll on buddy don't you roll so slow how can I go when my wheels won't roll
Roll on buddy pull a load o'coal how can I go when my wheels won't roll

Well it's a long way to Harlem it's a long way to Hazzard
Just to get a little brew just to get a little brew
Now when I'm long gone you can make my tombstone
Out of number nine coal out of number nine coal
Roll on buddy

Track Listing

  • 1 The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer
  • 2 Tell Him I’m Gone
  • 3 Another Man Done Gone
  • 4 Busted
  • 5 Casey Jones
  • 6 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 7 Chain Gang
  • 8 Waiting for a Train
  • 9 Roughneck