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Article: John Henry (folklore)
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The story of John Henry is traditionally told through two types of songs: [[ballad]]s, commonly referred to as "The Ballad of John Henry", and work songs known as hammer songs, each with wide-ranging and varying lyrics.<ref name=Tracy/><ref name=Cohen/> Some songs, and some early folk historian research, conflate the songs about John Henry with those of [[John Hardy (song)|John Hardy]], a West Virginian outlaw.<ref name=Cohen/> Ballads about John Henry's life typically contain four major components: a [[premonition]] by John Henry as a child that steel-driving would lead to his death, the lead-up to and the results of the race against the steam hammer, Henry's death and burial, and the reaction of John Henry's wife.<ref name=Cohen/>
 
The story of John Henry is traditionally told through two types of songs: [[ballad]]s, commonly referred to as "The Ballad of John Henry", and work songs known as hammer songs, each with wide-ranging and varying lyrics.<ref name=Tracy/><ref name=Cohen/> Some songs, and some early folk historian research, conflate the songs about John Henry with those of [[John Hardy (song)|John Hardy]], a West Virginian outlaw.<ref name=Cohen/> Ballads about John Henry's life typically contain four major components: a [[premonition]] by John Henry as a child that steel-driving would lead to his death, the lead-up to and the results of the race against the steam hammer, Henry's death and burial, and the reaction of John Henry's wife.<ref name=Cohen/>
   
Songs featuring the story of John Henry have been recorded by many blues, folk, and rock musicians of different ethnic backgrounds. Many notable musicians have recorded John Henry ballads, including: [[Joe Bonamassa]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Furry Lewis]],<ref name=Tracy/> [[Big Bill Broonzy]],<ref name=Tracy/> [[Pink Anderson]],<ref name=Cohen>{{cite book |author=Cohen, Norm |title=Long steel rail: the railroad in American folksong |publisher=University of Illinois Press |location=Urbana |year=2000|pages= |isbn=0-252-06881-5 |oclc= |doi= |url=http://books.google.com/?id=AY7St4-8x10C&pg=PA61&dq=%22John+Henry%22+%22Pink+Anderson%22#v=onepage&q=%22John%20Henry%22&f=false}}</ref> [[Fiddlin' John Carson]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Uncle Dave Macon]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[J. E. Mainer]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Leon Bibb (musician)|Leon Bibb]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Lead Belly]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Woody Guthrie]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Paul Robeson]],<ref name=Bicknell>{{cite journal |author=Bicknell J |title=Reflections on "John Henry": Ethical Issues in Singing Performance |journal=The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism |volume=67|issue=2 |pages=173–180 |year=2009 |month=Spring |doi=10.1111/j.1540-6245.2009.01346.x |url=}}</ref> [[Pete Seeger]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Van Morrison]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Bruce Springsteen]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Gillian Welch]],<ref name=Bicknell/> the [[Drive-By Truckers]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Ramblin' Jack Elliott]],<ref name=Cohen/> and [[Jerry Lee Lewis]].<ref name=Cohen/>
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Songs featuring the story of John Henry have been recorded by many blues, folk, and rock musicians of different ethnic backgrounds. Many notable musicians have recorded John Henry ballads, including: [[Joe Bonamassa]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Furry Lewis]],<ref name=Tracy/> [[Big Bill Broonzy]],<ref name=Tracy/> [[Pink Anderson]],<ref name=Cohen>{{cite book |author=Cohen, Norm |title=Long steel rail: the railroad in American folksong |publisher=University of Illinois Press |location=Urbana |year=2000|pages= |isbn=0-252-06881-5 |oclc= |doi= |url=http://books.google.com/?id=AY7St4-8x10C&pg=PA61&dq=%22John+Henry%22+%22Pink+Anderson%22#v=onepage&q=%22John%20Henry%22&f=false}}</ref> [[Fiddlin' John Carson]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Uncle Dave Macon]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[J. E. Mainer]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Leon Bibb (musician)|Leon Bibb]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Lead Belly]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Woody Guthrie]],<ref name=Cohen/> [[Paul Robeson]],<ref name=Bicknell>{{cite journal |author=Bicknell J |title=Reflections on "John Henry": Ethical Issues in Singing Performance |journal=The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism |volume=67|issue=2 |pages=173–180 |year=2009 |month=Spring |doi=10.1111/j.1540-6245.2009.01346.x |url=}}</ref> [[Pete Seeger]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Van Morrison]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Bruce Springsteen]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Gillian Welch]],<ref name=Bicknell/> the [[Drive-By Truckers]],<ref name=Bicknell/> [[Ramblin' Jack Elliott]],<ref name=Cohen/> and [[Jerry Lee Lewis]].<ref name=Cohen/> and Johnny Cash
   
 
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Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 04:32:53 PM
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