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Take This Hammer chords

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SONG: Take This Hammer
ARTIST: Traditional, first collected by John % Adam Lomax


This song, with 4 or 5 others, are known as Hammer Songs: prison, logging, and railroad work songs. 
The lyrics may vary depending on the band. It first was mentioned in writing in 1915. 


G
Take this hammer
                D
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                G
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                C
carry it to my captain
             G
Tell him I'm gone
    D                     G 
Oh Lord, you tell him I'm gone

G
If he asks you
      D
was I running

If he asks you
      G
was I running

If he asks you
      C
was I running
                G
Tell him I was flying
   D                        G 
Oh Lord, you tell him I was flying

G
Take this hammer
                D
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                G
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                C
carry it to my captain
             G
Tell him I'm gone
    D                     G 
Oh Lord, you tell him I'm gone

G
If he asks you
      D
was I laughing

If he asks you
      G
was I laughing

If he asks you
      C
was I laughing
                   G
You tell him I was crying
D                           G 
Oh Lord, you tell him I was crying

G
Take this hammer
                D
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                G
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                C
carry it to my captain
             G
Tell him I'm gone
    D                     G 
Oh Lord, you tell him I'm gone

G
I don't want your
                D
cornbread 'n' molasses

I don't want your
                G
cornbread and molasses

I don't want your
                C
cornbread and molasses
              G
It hurts my pride
    D                 G 
Oh Lord, it hurts my pride

G
Take this hammer
                D
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                G
carry it to my captain

Take this hammer
                C
carry it to my captain
             G
Tell him I'm gone
    D                     G 
Oh Lord, you tell him I'm gone

            
            
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