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John Henry Technique
Great lyrics move us like the world's best poems. Take a close-up look at the art.
Like many folk songs, “John Henry” was passed from singer to singer by word of mouth long before it was ever recorded. As a result, there is more than one set of lyrics and more than one musica...
John Henry and his race against a steam drill may both be real, so the song has a very specific setting in place and time. Unfortunately, historians disagree as to exactly where and when Henry’s...
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