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Take It to the Captain

This song is by The Delmore Brothers and appears on the compilation American Roots: A History of American Folk Music (1999).

Take this hammer, take it to the captain
Take this hammer, take it to the captain
Take this hammer, take it to the captain
Tell him I'm gone boys
Tell him I'm gone

If captain asks you was I runnin'
If captain asks you was I runnin'
If captain asks you was I runnin'
Tell him I was flyin' flyin' flyin'
Tell him I was flyin'

Tell that captain, I was headin' for the river
Tell that captain, I was headin' for the river
Tell that captain, I was headin' for the river
Tell him I swim swim boys
Tell him I swim

Twenty-five miles in Mississippi
Twenty-five miles in Mississippi
Twenty-five miles in Mississippi
Tell him I'm gone gone boys
Tell him I'm gone

When that steamboat come down the river
When that steamboat come down the river
When that steamboat come down the river
Tell him I swim swim boys
For that ride

Take this hammer, take it to the captain
Take this hammer, take it to the captain
Take this hammer, take it to the captain
Tell him I'm gone boys
Tell him I'm gone

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