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Drivin’ Steel – American Songbag Project

Drivin’ Steel – American Songbag Project


Originally posted for the Tiny Desk Concert contest.

I’ve been taking lyrics from traditional songs and writing new songs for them. These words are kind of like old marble steps that have been chipped and worn by time and feet, but they still help folks take a step up. The lyrics are from an old work song called “Drivin’ Steel”
that the poet and author, Carl Sandburg, collected in his “American Songbag” (1927) compilation.

Thanks for reading,
Will