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SIXTEEN TONS (Merle Travis) Merle Travis - 1953 Tennessee Ernie Ford - 1955 Johnny Desmond - 1955 Frankie Laine - 1955 Edmund Hockridge - 1956 The Weavers - 1956 Eddy Arnold - 1956 Kate Smith - 1958 Homer & Jethro - 1960 Jimmy Dean - 1961 Bo Diddley - 1961 Oscar Brown Jr. - 1962 The Hi-Lo's - 1963 Vance Arnold & The Avengers** - 1963 Dave Dudley - 1964 Johnny Sandon - 1964 Lorne Greene - 1965 Billy Strange - 1965 Red Sovine - 1966 Harry Nilsson - 1966 Stevie Wonder - 1966 Tom Jones - 1967 Johnnie Taylor - 1967 James & Bobby Purify - 1968 CCS - 1972 Jerry Reed - 1973 Lester "Roadhog" Moran & the Cadillac Cowboys** - 1974 Don Harrison Band - 1976 Johnny Carroll - 1977 Deja Voodoo - 1984 Restless - 1994 Jim Post - 1987 Frank Tovey - 1989 Eric Burdon - 1990 Paul Mark & The Van Dorens - 1991 The Cactus Brothers - 1993 Perla Batalla - 1994 Mustard's Retreat - 1994 Jeffrey Evans & '68 Comeback - 1994 Tuff - 1995 Western Flyer - 1996 Michael Ballew - 1997 Hello Dave - 1998 C. D. Morris - 1998 Jason And The G-men - 1999 Jed Clampit - 2000 Dizzy Elmer - 2000 Red Stick Ramblers - 2003 Also recorded by: Johnny Cash; Sleepy LaBeef; Mac Wiseman; George Davis; The Nighthawks; Leon Russell; Hank Thompson; Stan Ridgway; The Platters; Big Bill Broonzy; Brave Combo; Johnny "Big Moose" Walker; Charlie Daniels; Roger Chapman; Slow Natives; Jimmy Murphy; Hermanos Barron. **Vance Arnold aka Joe Cocker **Lester "Roadhog" Moran aka The Statler Brothers Some people say man is made out of mud A poor man's made out of muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bone A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong 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 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 store-boss said the "Well-a bless my soul" 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 I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain Fightin' and trouble are my middle name I was raised in the cane-brake by an old mama lion Cain't no a high-tone woman make me walk the line 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 If you see me comin', better step aside A lot of men didn't and a lot of men died One fist of iron, the other of steel If the right one don't git ya, then the left one will 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 **Some versions substitute "Say Brother" for "Saint Peter".

    


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