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Nine Pound Hammer

This song is by Tony Rice.

Well, the nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
It's for my size, honey, for my size
Oh, roll on, buddy, don't you roll so slow
How can I roll when the wheels won't go?

It's a long way to Harlan an' a long way to Hazard
Just to get a little brew, just to get a little brew
Oh, roll on, buddy, don't you roll so slow
How can I roll when the wheels won't go?

Well, it ain't one hammer that's in this town
Had a ring like mine, had a ring like mine
Oh, roll on, buddy, don't you roll so slow
How can I roll when the wheels won't go?

I'm goin' on the mountain, gotta see my baby
An' I ain't comin' back, Lord, I ain't comin' back
Oh, roll on, buddy, pull a load o'coal
How can I pull when the wheels won't roll?

Well, the nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
It's for my size, honey, for my size
Oh, roll on, buddy, don't you roll so slow
How can I roll when the wheels won't go?

Written by:

Merle Travis

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