song John Henry
I choose the song John Henry. This song is based on the mechanization of America. After the Civil War, more and more railways were built all over the country, and eventually, they ran across the continent. 1870 The railway line from Chesapeake to Ohio began work on a large curved tunnel in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains. The workers were mostly former slaves. John. Henry was a black steel roughneck. He raced against the gas rig. At last, he won the victory. This song is about the experience of the lyricist. And it’s a song to praise the courage and perseverance of humankind. I think it’s a paean to the American hero. At the same time, it reflects the working conditions of black slaves.