The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Take This Hammer And Give It To The Captain

Cat. #0829 (MFH #655) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 8, 1969

VERSE 1
Well, take this hammer an' give it to th captain
Take this hammer an' give t' th captain
Take this hammer n' give it th captain
Tell 'im I'm gone, tell 'im I'm gone

VERSE 2
For I don't like those chains an' shackles
I don't like those chains an' shackles
I don't like those chains an' shackles
They hurt my legs, they hurt my leg

VERSE 3
So, take this hammer an' give t' th captain
Take this hammer an' give t' th captain
Take this hammer an' give it t' th captain
Just tell 'im I'm gone, tell 'im I'm gone

VERSE 4
If he ask you why I'm leaving
If he ask you why I'm leaving
If he ask you why I'm leaving
Just tell 'im I'm gone, tell 'im I'm gone

VERSE 5
Take this hammer an' give t' th captain
Take this hammer an' give t' th captain
Take this hammer an' give it t' th captain
Just tell 'im I'm gone, tell 'im I'm gone