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Born With A Hammer In My Hand

Blue Highway

CAPO 4

INTRO: Verse

 

G                             D                    G

I was born with a hammer in my hand

                                                                 C

It’s the kind of life I doubt you’d understand

             G

I'd give anything just to hear that cold steel ring

          G                   D                    G

I was born with a hammer in my hand

 

Swingin’ steel's the only life I've known

I've never been afraid to be alone

I hope my Mama understands, I'll always be a working man

I was born with a hammer in my hand

 

John Henry was a steel drivin man

You could bear his hammer ring across the land

But before the steam drill came, John Henry knew my name

I was born with a hammer in my hand

 

Boss man tries to break a good man's back

He takes thirty men to lay a mile of track

But if my shaker holds the line, they'll be thirty miles behind

I was born with a hammer in my hand

 

John Henry was a steel drivin’ man

You can hear his hammer ring across the land

But if you put us side by side, he'd have to take a ride

Cause I was born with a hammer in my hand

 

Yes, I'll die with a hammer in my hand