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Nine Pound Hammer ($) Lesson - All Instruments
This folder contains tablature and standard musical notation for the song entitled "Nine Pound Hammer" Fretmentor's original transcriptions of this piece include tablature for guitar, mandolin (standard notation for fiddle) and banjo.
History: There are a variety of songs that reference an American folk hero named John Henry, a black man who worked with a 20 lb hammer in his hand. The song "Nine Pound Hammer," refers to the hammer that killed John Henry. Charlie Bowman, an old-time fiddler from Appalachia in the 1920s-1950s, is thought to have written the song Nine Pound Hammer.
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