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    "Sixteen Tons" Lyrics

    Dave Dudley

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    Some people say a man's made outta mud a poor man's
    made outta muscle and blood
    Muscle and blood and skin and bones a mind that's weak
    and a back that's strong
    You load sixteen tons what do you get just another
    day older deeper and debt
    St Peter don't you call me I cause can't go I owe my
    soul to the company store
    [ guitar ]I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
    I picked up a shovel walked out to the mine
    I loaded sixteen tons of No 9 coal and the storeboss
    said well bless my soul
    You load sixteen tons...
    [ guitar ]I was born one mornin' it was drizzlin' rain
    A figtin' and trouble that's my middle name

    I was risin' the cane raiped by that ol' mom of mine
    Ain't no hightoned woman makes me walk the line
    You load sixteen tons...
    [ guitar ]Well if you see me comin' you better step
    aside a lotta men didn't a lotta men died
    One fist is iron the other one's steel
    If the right one don't get you then the left one will
    You load sixteen tons...
    This song was submitted on July 26th, 2012 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Merle Travis.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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