Sixteen Tons song Lyrics with Guitar Chords by ( Johnny Cash )

Sixteen Tons is one of the most popular songs of the time. Sixteen Tons lyrics written by Merle Travis. This song has sung by Johnny Cash

LyricsMerle Travis
Released1987
Tuning E A D G B E
LabelMercury – 888 719-7

Sixteen Tons Song Lyrics

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

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You load 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

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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”

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You load 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

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I was born one mornin’, it was drizzlin’ rain
Fightin’ and trouble are my middle name
Raised in the Canebrake by an old mama lion
Ain’t no a high-toned woman make me walk the line

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You load 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

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If you see me comin’, better step aside
A lot of men didn’t, and a lot of men died
With one fist of iron, and the other of steel
If the right one don’t get you then the left one will

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You load 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

Sixteen Tons song Guitar Chords

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Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle an' blood
Muscle an' blood an' skin an' bone
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong
You load sixteen tons an' what do ya get?
Another day older an' deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't ya call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
[Verse 2]
I was born one morning when the sun didn't shine
Picked up my shovel and I went to the mine
Loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
The straw boss said, "Well, Bless my soul!"
You load sixteen tons an' what do ya get?
Another day older an' deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't ya call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
[Verse 3]
I was born one morning it was drizzlin' rain
ightin' and trouble are my middle name
Raised in the canebrake by an old mama lion
Ain't no high-tone woman make me walk the line
You load sixteen tons an' what do ya get?
Another day older an' deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't ya call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
[Verse 4]
If ya see me coming ya better step aside
A lotta men didn't and a lotta men died
With one fist of iron an' the other of steel
If the right one don't get ya then the left one will
You load sixteen tons an' what do ya get?
Another day older an' deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't ya call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store