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This nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
for my size, buddy, for my size.
I'm going on a mountain to see my baby
and I ain't coming back, no I ain't coming back.
Roll on buddy, don't you roll so slow.
How can I roll when my wheels won't go?
It's a long way to Harlan, it's a long way to Hazard
just to get a little brew, just to get a little brew.
There ain't no hammer down in this tunnel
that rings like mine, that rings like mine.
Rings like silver, rings like gold,
rings like silver, rings like gold.
Buddy when I'm long gone won't you make my tombstone
out of number nine coal, out of number nine coal?