Take This Hammer

Chorus:
Take this hammer, carry it to the captain,
Take this hammer, carry it to the captain,
Take this hammer, carry it to the captain,
Tell him I’m a gone, you tell him I’m gone,
Tell him I’m a gone

If he asks you, was I running,
If he asks you, was I running,
If he asks you, was I running,
Tell him I was flying, tell him I was flying. (Chorus)

I don’t want your cold iron shackles,
I don’t want your cold iron shackles,
I don’t want your cold iron shackles,
It hurts my leg, it hurts my leg. (Chorus)

I don’t want no greenback dollar,
I don’t want no greenback dollar,
I don’t want no greenback dollar,
It hurts my pride, it hurts my pride. (Chorus)

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s books: Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle, Bluegrass Jamming on Mandolin and Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo.

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