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They Killed John Henry Chords

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           G
Well, when John Henry died he lay lookin' at the sun
        D                            G
He said Lord, take me now my work is done, Lord, Lord
D                           G
Lord take me now my work is done

          G
Yeah, but when they laid him out in that box of pine, boy
     D                       G
They laid that hammer by his side, Lord, Lord
D                       G
Laid that hammer by his side

G
Yeah, and Joe Hill he worked any job he could find, boy
     D                              G
He'd rake your leaves and pick your vine, Lord, Lord
D                              G
Rake your leaves and pick your vine

G
Yeah, and they killed Joe Hill, put a bullet to his name
         D                           G
But that bullet made a martyr of the same, Lord, Lord
D                           G
Bullet made a martyr of the same

G
Yeah, and my grand daddy worked his whole damn life
         D                              G
Well, he never saved a nickel though he tried, Lord, Lord
D                              G
Never saved a nickel though he tried

G   
And he died in Tennessee but he couldn't find no rest
          D                        G
With that long road to Texas lyin' ahead, Lord Lord
D                        G
Long road to Texas lyin' ahead

G       
Yes sir, I ain't no great man and Lord I expect to see
       D                          G
A long life, a workin' and you're dead, Lord, Lord
D                                 G
A long life, a workin' and you're dead

G
They killed John Henry, they killed John Henry
D                                          G
They killed John Henry but they won't kill me
G
Lord, they killed John Henry, they killed John Henry
D                                          G
They killed John Henry but they won't kill me
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