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Hammer Man

Hammer Man

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Published by AuthorBalogun
A monologue I performed a few years ago
A monologue I performed a few years ago

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Published by: AuthorBalogun on May 08, 2011
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HAMMER MAN
JOHNNY GOT A HAMMER JOHNNY GOT A HAMMER JOHNNY GOT A HAMMER TIED ‘ROUND HIS NECK AN’ IT’S GOT HIS HEAD HUNG WAY LOW,LIKE A TULIP,BENDIN’ ‘CAUSE ITS CUP IS OVERFLOWIN’ WITH HEAVY, SPRING RAIN.JOHNNY GOT A HAMMER TIED ‘ROUND HIS NECK AN’ FOLKS ‘ROUND HERE SAY:‘HIM CRAZY.’JOHNNY WENT TO CHURCH ONE SUNDAY,WENT TO CHURCH ONE SUNDAY MORNIN’WITH THAT OLD, RUSTY HAMMER TIED ‘ROUND HIS NECK.JOHNNY LIMPED INTO CHURCHAND WITH EACH SLOW, SWAYING STEP,THAT OLD, RUSTY HAMMER BEAT A BLUES RHYTHMIN THE CENTER OF JOHNNY’S CHEST,WHICH, TO ME, LOOKED JUST LIKE A SLICE OF WATERMELON,CHEWED DOWN TO THE WHITE RIND.THAT OLD, RUSTY HAMMER THUMPED AGAINST JOHNNY’S WATERMELON-RIND CHESTAND BEAT A BLUES RHYTHM.ALL EYES WAS ON THE OLD MANAS HE LIMPED TO THE PEW AT THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH.BIG MAMA’S HANDSSMACKED THE BACK OF MY – AND MY COUSINS’ – NAPPY NECKSTO KEEP US BOYS FROM SNICKERIN’ AND POINTIN’AT THE HAMMER-MANOLD JOHHNY.JOHNNY GOT A HAMMER TIED ‘ROUND HIS NECK AN’ FOLKS ‘ROUND HERE SAY:‘HIM CRAZY.’REB’M CHICKENFOOT STEPPED UP TO THE PULPITALL DRESSED IN WHITE, LIKE ONE O’ THE LAWD’S DISCIPLES,AN’ SMILED THAT BRIGHT
 REB’M 
SMILEAS HE POINTED HIS WORN, BLACK, LEATHER BIBLE AT JOHNNY,WHO SMILED RIGHT BACK AT REB’M.“JOHNNY,” REB’M SAY,“THE LORD’S GOT A MESSAGE FOR YOU TODAY”…“THE LORD SAY, ‘YOU HOME, NOW’…”

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