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Posted By: GUEST,John Henry
27-Oct-14 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: rebellion and protest in John Henry
Subject: RE: rebellion and protest in John Henry
You're right, I don't hear an "s." To me, it sounds like he's singing "That my hammer ringin'..." It's too bad that the recording is so muddy sounding--the lyrics in the "a man ain't nothing but a man" verse are something I've never come across before. Dansley's version might be much better known if it weren't for the poor quality of the recording.