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16 Tons

Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Now some people say a man is made out of mud
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But a poor man's made out of muscle and blood
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Muscle and blood - skin and bones
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A mind that's weak and a back that's strong.
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You load sixteen tons, and what do you get - Another day older and deeper in debt
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Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go - I owe my soul to the company store.
 
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine 
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine 
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal 
And the straw boss hollered: "Well, a-bless my soul!" 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get - Another day older and deeper in debt 
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go - I owe my soul to the company store 
 
I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain. 
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name. 
I was raised in the bottoms by a momma hound. 
I'm mean as a dog but I'm gentle as a lamb. 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get - Another day older and deeper in debt 
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go - I owe my soul to the company store 
 
If you see me comin', better step aside 
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died 
One fist of iron, the other of steel 
If the right one don't a-get you 
Then the left one will 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get - Another day older and deeper in debt 
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go - I owe my soul to the company store 


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