Swinging a nine pound hammer

    Swinging a nine pound hammer all day
    Working for the state 'till the rents all paid
    Listen to this hammer ringing loud and long
    That's how I came to write this old song

Well I met a little girl on the Georgia line
I wanted her love but she never gave me time
Came in one night, stole my heart away
Don't leave me baby or someday you'll pay

  * Refrain

I caught her one night how my heart did grieve
Her and a stranger and they planned to meet
Shots rang out, blood ran cold
God have mercy on this poor boy's soul

 * Refrain
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