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    "Sixteen Tons [Studio 1992]" Lyrics

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    Some people say a man is made outta' mud
    A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood
    Muscle and blood and skin and bones
    A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

    You load sixteen tons, what do ya 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' when the sun didn't shine
    I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
    I loaded sixteen tons of number 9 coal
    And the store boss said "Well, a-bless my soul"

    You load sixteen tons, what do ya 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 canebrake by an ol' mama lion
    Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

    You load sixteen tons, what do ya 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 getcha, then the left one will

    You load sixteen tons, what do ya 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
    This song was submitted on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Merle Travis.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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