John Henry is an American folk hero and tall tale. Henry worked as a "steel-driver" and when his prowess was measured in a race against a steam powered hammer, he won only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand.
John Henry said to his captain:
"You are nothing but a common man,
Before I let that steam drill beat me down,
I'll die with my hammer in my hand."
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He dies to qwickly!!!:-( Poor Pollie Ann.