[PLURAL JOHN HENRIES]
Informal. a person's signature.
U.S. Folklore. a legendary black man of exceptional strength and stamina.
John Henry is an African American folk hero and tall tale. He is said to have
worked as a "steel-driving man"—a man tasked with hammering a steel drill into
The Legend of John Henry There are two John Henrys - the man and legend
surrounding him. Pinning down the legend is not easy; it's as varied as the ...
A West Virginia Legend. retold by. S.E. Schlosser. Now John Henry was a mighty
man, yes sir. He was born a slave in the 1840's but was freed after the war.
According to the lore and the song(s), John Henry
was a steel-driver, meaning it was his job to make the tunnels through mountains for railroad tracks. So, it's not surprising that a version of the song emerged asserting "This old hammer killed John Henry
, but it won't... More »
When John Henry was a little tiny baby / Sitting on his mama's knee, / He picked
up a hammer and a little piece of steel / Saying, "Hammer's going to be the ...
Jun 24, 2012 ... This is a well known folk song, sung by Doc Watson. There are many different
variants of the legend of John Henry, but they all share many of ...
Directed by Mark Henn. With Alfre Woodard, Geoffrey Jones, Tim Hodge, Dave
Murray. Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.
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