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Sixteen Tons  Tennessee Ernie Ford

 
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Sixteen Tons - Ernie Ford
(written by Merle Travis and/or* George S. Davis)
 
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Tabbed by: 2_Stand
Tuning: standard
[Intro] 
 
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[Verse 1] 
Some [Am]people say a man is [F]made outta [E]mud
A [Am]poor man's made outta [F]muscle and [E]blood
[Am]Muscle and blood and [Dm]skin and bones
A [Am]mind that's weak and a [E]back that's [Am]strong
[ Tab from: bttp://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/tennessee_ernie_ford/sixteen_tons_tab_ver_3.btml ] 
[Cborus] 
You load [Am]sixteen tons and w[F]haddya g[E]et?
An[Am]other day older and d[F]eeper in d[E]ebt
Saint P[Am]eter don't'ya call me 'cause [Dm]I can't go
I [Am]owe my soul to the c[E]ompany s[Am]tore
 
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[Verse 2] 
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 strawboss said, 'well, bless my soul'
[Verse 3] 
I was born one morning it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebreak by an old mama lion
Can't no high-tone woman make me walk the line
[Verse 4] 
If ya see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't and a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't getcha, then the left one will
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen_Tons
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