Jackhammer John
Woody Guthrie

I’m a Jackhammer man from a Jackhammer town
Born with a Jackhammer in my hand
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues
Jackhammer man from a Jackhammer town
I hammer on my hammer till the sun goes down
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues

I hammered on a Bonneville, hammered on a Buick
Columbia river on a ten mile chute
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues
I was born in Portland Town
Built every port from Alasky down
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues

Gonna hammer on a hammer till I get done
Sixty-six and a highway one
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues
Got a Jackhammer gal just as sweet as pie
I’ll hammer on my hammer till the day I die
Lord, God, I got hem Jackhammer Blues

I hammered on my hammer all night long
I hammered with my gal from midnight on
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues
I’m a Jackhammer man just as sweet as pie
I’ll hammer on my hammer till the day I die
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues

Jackhammer, Jackhammer where you been
Been out a-chasin’em gals again
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues
Built your bridges, dug your mines
Been in jail a thousand times
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues

I hammered in the rain, I hammered in the dust
I hammered in the best, I hammered in the worst
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues
Got a Jackhammer gal just as sweet as pie
I’ll hammer on my hammer till the day I die
Lord, God, I got them Jackhammer Blues



This is the version I recorded


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