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Sixteen Tons
Fine Tune 177
 
    
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Sixteen Tons
 
Fine Tune 177
 


ID: 16820
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.finetunegoldwingmusic.com
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Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
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MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Rod Shuping
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*Some people say a man is made outta' mud
A poor man's mad e outta' muscle and blood

Left allemande, you dosado
Left allemande, weave the ring
You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt
Promenade
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 was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (Sides) square thru four hands you go
Go all the way to the corner you know
Swing thru, the boys run right
You ferris wheel, centers pass thru
Touch 1/4, scoot back
Then your corner swing and promenade
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store


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I owe my soul to the company store
 
Lyrics

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Sixteen Tons
 
 

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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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1163 Touch 1/4 [Basic]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

ID: 16820
   
   
   
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