Nine Pound Hammer Lyrics and Guitar Chords by John Prine

Nine Pound Hammer is one of the most popular songs of the time. Nine Pound Hammer lyrics written by Merle Travis. This song has sung by John Prine.

Singer John Prine
Released 1973
Album Sweet Revenge
Tuning Capo: 4th fret

Nine Pound Hammer Lyrics

This nine pound hammer
Is a little too heavy
Buddy for my size
Buddy for my size

So I’m going on the mountain
Just to see my baby
And I ain’t coming back
No I ain’t coming back

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Roll on, buddy
Don’t you roll so slow
Well, tell me how can I roll
When the wheels won’t go

Roll on, buddy
Pull your load of coal
Tell me how can I pull
When the wheels won’t roll

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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

And when I’m long gone
You can make my tombstone
Out of number nine coal
Out of number nine coal

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Roll on, buddy
Don’t you roll so slow
Well, tell me how can I roll
When the wheels won’t go

Roll on, buddy
Pull your load of coal
Tell me how can I pull
When the wheels won’t roll

…………………………*……………………….

Guitar Chords



This nine pound hammer

Is a little too heavy

Buddy for my size size size

Buddy for my size

So I’m going on the mountain

Just 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

Well, tell me how can I roll roll roll

When the wheels won’t go

Roll on buddy

Pull you load of coal

Tell me how can I pull

When the wheels won’t roll





It’s a long way to Harlan

It’s a long way to Hazard

Just to get a little brew brew brew

Just to get a little brew

And when I die

You can make my tombstone

Out of number nine coal

Out of number nine coal


Roll on buddy

Don’t you roll so slow

Well, tell me how can I roll roll roll

When the wheels won’t go

Roll on buddy

Pull you load of coal

Tell me how can I pull

When the wheels won’t roll





Roll on buddy

Don’t you roll so slow

Well, tell me how can I roll roll roll

When the wheels won’t go

Roll on buddy

Pull you load of coal

Tell me how can I pull

When the wheels won’t roll


Well, tell me how can I roll roll roll

When the wheels won’t go

Well, tell me how can I roll roll roll

When the wheels won’t go

Well, tell me how can I roll roll roll

When the wheels won’t go

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