“Hammer Ring”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Keywords: chaingang work
Found in: US

Description

"Oh, my hammer, hammer ring (x2), Ringin' on de buildin, hammer ring (x2)." Doncha hear dat hammer... She ringin' like jedgment." "Oh, Lawd, dat hammer."

Notes

Not to be confused, obviously, with the Modern Folk "Hammer Song" ("If I Had a Hammer"). - RBW

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References

  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 61-62, "The Hammer Song" (1 text, tune referenced)
  2. BI, LxA061