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NINE POUND HAMMER (aka ROLL ON BUDDY*) (Traditional) The Hill Billies - 1927 Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters - 1930 The Monroe Brothers - 1936 Merle Travis - 1944 The Stanley Brothers - 1956 The Brothers Four - 1962 Flatt & Scruggs - 1962 Bill Monroe - 1962 Lorne Greene - 1962 The Homesteaders - 1962 Johnny Cash - 1963 Jim & Jesse - 1963 Tom Rush - 1963 Hank Ferguson - 1963 Harry & Jeannie West - 1963 Ramblin' Jack Elliott - 1964* Chet Atkins - 1964 The Kentucky Colonels - 1964 The Adcock Family - 1964 The Beau Brummels - 1967 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - 1972 John Prine - 1973 Country Store - 1973 Dick Curless - 1974 Harry Belafonte - 1974* Norman Blake - 1976 Vassar Clements - 1976 Jerry Reed - 1979 Del McCoury - 1980* Also recorded by: Waylon Jennings; Sanford Clark; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Joe Mathis; Jim McReynolds; Dickel Brothers; Don Reno; Jimmy Dean; Doc Watson; The Country Gentlemen; Dan Crary & Lonnie Hoppers; Osborne Brothers; Raymond Fairchild; Smiley Hobbs; Tony Rice; Tony Ellis; Tex Williams; David Grisman; The Blue Sky Boys; Cephas & Wiggins; Hank Thompson; Tim Lake; Shirl Milete; The New Lost City Ramblers; Paul Smith; Red Smiley; Red Allen & Frank Wakefield; Roscoe Holcomb; Tommy Emmanuel:.....and many others. This nine pound hammer Is a little too heavy For my size Buddy, for my size I'm going on the mountain Just to see my baby And I ain't coming back No, I ain't coming back Roll on buddy Don't you roll so slow How can I roll When the wheels won't go Roll on buddy Pull a load of coal How can I pull When the wheels don't roll There ain't one hammer Down in this tunnel That can ring like mine That can ring like mine This old hammer It killed John Henry Ain't gonna kill me Ain't gonna kill me Rings like silver Shines like gold Rings like silver Shines like gold Roll on buddy Don't you roll so slow How can I roll When the wheels won't go Roll on buddy Pull a load of coal How can I pull When the wheels don't roll It's a long way to Harlan It's a long way to Hazard Just to get a little brew Just to get a little brew And when I'm long gone You can make my tombstone Out of number nine coal Out of number nine coal Roll on buddy Don't you roll so slow How can I roll When the wheels won't go Roll on buddy Pull a load of coal How can I pull When the wheels won't roll

    


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