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Sixteen Tons
Double M 212
 
    
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Sixteen Tons
 
ID: 15186

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LabelDouble M
WEB SITE www.kallingkline.com
Label information
Grid list of Double M recordings
Number212
TypeSinging Call
Copies0
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Doug Davis (picture)     recordings by Doug Davis

Doug Davis

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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
*Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made from muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bone
A mind that's a-weak
, Allemande left and weave the ring
You load sixteen ton - what do you get?
Swing your girl around and promenade her you bet
(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


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*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
The straw boss said "Well, a-bless my soul."


*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
Ain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads promenade and travel halfway around
Walk in and square thru it's four hands around
All the way and then, touch 1/4 then
Scoot back and now the boy run right my friend
You star thru, pass thru, trade by and swing
Swing that corner girl and promenade that ring
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store


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Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

 
Lyrics

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Sixteen Tons Lyrics ID: 55

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

Lyrics by Merle Travis (1947).
Recorded by "Tennessee" Ernie Ford (1955).
 

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Released January 2013.
 
 

ID: 15186
   
   
   
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