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Sixteen Tons
Merle Travis Lyrics


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 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' 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 said "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 canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

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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Written by: Merle Travis

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Sigridovski

Some people say a man is made out of mud
But a poor man's made out of muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
With a mind that's weak and a back that's strong

You load sixteen tons and what do you get?
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

well 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 said "Well bless my soul"

He loaded sixteen tons and 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

Well I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble is my middle name
Raised in the cane-brake by an old mama lion
Ain't no high-tone woman make me walk the line

You load sixteen tons and what do you get?
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

Well if you see me comin', you'd better step aside
A lot of men didn't and a lot of men died
One fist of iron, and the other one of steel
If the right one don't get ya, then the left one will

You load sixteen tons and what do you get?
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



Владислав Рябинин

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 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' 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 said "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 canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Can't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line
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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Michelle Kasparian

This is my great-great uncle. So cool to be able to see this!

J S

last time I checked Merle Travis wasn't Armenian , unless its from your mothers side?

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Stop trying to get popularity from others

Racer X

Very cool to know.😊

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Your great great uncle is Merle Travis? He was a superstar of country music.

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LadyRoyce

I have always liked this song done by Tennessee Ernie Ford. BUT! To hear and see the author of this song singing it is a real treat! Very good video. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nathan 17

@fvrrljr my great grandpa sings for them

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@Nathan 17 heard your suggestion but Ernie Ford for me. credit due to Merle Travis cause if not for him there would be no other versions

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@PickerDad HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA hating it all the way to the bank i Like, OLE'!

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