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--A story about working on the Big Bend Tunnel after John Henry's death. Digging began on the Big Bend Tunnel for the C&O railroad at Talcott WV in 1870. The tunnel, more than a mile and a quarter long, was completed in 1873. Recurring rock falls claimed many lives, with the workers being quickly buried in unmarked graves. After John Henry's death, many workers reported seeing or hearing his ghost.
--This tune is from the CD, APPALACHIAN SONG, and is slightly truncated here. It is available on CD Baby and many other sites, or as a download on iTunes and similar download sites.
--The fiddle is played by Libby Eddy