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Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt  (4/4 - Capo 1st fret)

Melody:

   G
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e|-----------0-----|-3-------1-------|-3---------------|-----------------|
B|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------0-----|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|---------3-------|-0---------------|
D|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|

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e|-----------------|-----------------|-------1-----0---|-1---------------|
B|-------0-----0---|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----------------|
G|-----------3-----|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----2-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
A|-----------------|---------2-------|-----------------|---------2-------|
E|-3-------3-------|-3---------------|-3-------3-------|-3---------------|

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e|-------3-----0---|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------3-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-3-------3-------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|


Take this hammer and carry it to my captain
Tell him I'm gone
Tell him I'm gone
Tell him I'm gone

Take this hammer and carry it to my captain
Tell him I'm gone
Tell him I'm gone
I'm sure is gone?

Instrumental: 10 Bars

This is the hammer that killed John Henry
But it won't kill me
But it won't kill me
But it won't kill me

This is the hammer that killed John Henry
But it won't kill me
But it won't kill me
Ain't gonna' kill me

Instrumental: 10 Bars

It's a long way from East Colorado
Honey to my home
Honey to my home
Honey to my home

It's a long way from East Colorado
Honey to my home
Honey to my home
That's where I'm goin

Instrumental: 10 Bars

John Henry, he left his hammer
Layin' side the road
Layin' side the road
Layin' side the road

Instrumental: 10 Bars

John Henry, he left his hammer
All over in red
All over in red
That's why I'm going

John Henry was a steel driving boy
All over in red
All over in red
That's why I'm going

Instrumental: 10 Bars

John Henry was a steel driving boy
But he went down
But he went down
But he went down

John Henry was a steel driving boy
But he went down
But he went down
That's why I'm going
        
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Song Info  Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
John Henry is an American folk hero and tall tale. Henry worked as a "steel-driver"—a man tasked with hammering and chiseling rock in the construction of tunnels for railroad tracks. In the legend, John Henry's prowess as a steel-driver was measured in a race against a steam powered hammer, which he won only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand.

The story of John Henry has been the subject of numerous songs, stories, plays, and novels.

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Song Stats  Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/14/2012
Tab By: willc
Rated: (4) Hot! Popular!
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Genre: Blues
 
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