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Posted By: Louie Roy
06-May-05 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: JOHN HENRY solved????
Subject: RE: JOHN HENRY solved????
I first heard this song in 1930 sang by Dad who came from West Virginia and he said he learned in a logging camp in Dry Fork West Virginia about 1905 and what I remember of the song went something like this
John Henry was a steel driving man he carried two guns every day
and he shot Bull Dooley in the West Virginia mine and you should have seen John Henry get away poor boy and you should have seen John Henry get away.There were several other verses about the law chasing him down but my memory don;t comprehend Louie Roy