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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
   
Take this hammer carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
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Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
Take this hammer carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
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Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
   
 
I don't want your cold iron shackles around my leg
 
I don't want your cold iron shackles around my leg
 
I don't want your cold iron shackles around my leg
 
I don't want your cold iron shackles around my leg
   
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
   
 
I'm a long way from Colorado, a long way from my home
 
I'm a long way from Colorado, a long way from my home
...Get the hammer that killed John Henry, won't kill me no more
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Get the hammer that killed John Henry, won't kill me no more
 
Gimme the hammer that killed John Henry, 'cause it won't kill me
 
Gimme the hammer that killed John Henry, 'cause it won't kill me
 
Gimme the hammer that killed John Henry, 'cause it won't kill me
 
Gimme the hammer that killed John Henry, 'cause it won't kill me
   
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
   
Take this hammer carry it to the Captain, tell him I'm goin' home
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Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him I'm goin' home
Take this hammer carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
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Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
 
I'm a wanted man with the Captain
 
I'm a wanted man with the Captain
 
I'm a wanted man in the shackles
 
I'm a wanted man in the shackles
 
I'm a wanted man in the shackles
 
I'm a wanted man in the shackles
I'm a wanted man...
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I'm a wanted man
   
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
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Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
   
 
I killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
 
I killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints
 
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Latest revision as of 22:17, March 29, 2019

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The Ballad Of John Henry

This song is by Joe Bonamassa and appears on the album The Ballad of John Henry (2009) and on the live album Live From The Royal Albert Hall (2009).

Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?

Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone

I don't want your cold iron shackles around my leg
I don't want your cold iron shackles around my leg

Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?

I'm a long way from Colorado, a long way from my home
Get the hammer that killed John Henry, won't kill me no more
Gimme the hammer that killed John Henry, 'cause it won't kill me
Gimme the hammer that killed John Henry, 'cause it won't kill me

Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?

Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him I'm goin' home
Take this hammer, carry it to the Captain, tell him why I'm gone
I'm a wanted man with the Captain
I'm a wanted man in the shackles
I'm a wanted man in the shackles
I'm a wanted man

Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?
Who killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints?

I killed John Henry, in the battle of sinners and saints

Credits

Written by:

Joe Bonamassa; Mississippi John Hurt

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