DESCRIPTION: Call and response. Each line is answered by "Hammering." Lines include "What the hammer say." "I nailed him down." "Mary wept." "Martha mourned." "They buried him" "And on the third day" "He ascended high" "To his Father's house"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Barton, p. 39, "Christmas Hymns of the Crucifixion" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: John W. Work, American Negro Songs (New York: Crown Publishers, 1940 (republished by Mineola: Dover Publications, 1998)), p. 100, "Hammering" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #12264
NOTES: The description is based on the Barton text. - BS
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File: Bart039

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