DELLA MAE


Sixteen Tons Lyrics (feat. Avril Smith & Alison Brown)

[Verse 1]
Some people say a man's made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong

[Chorus]
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

[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 straw boss hollered "Well, bless my soul"

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 3]
I woke up one mornin' in the drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and Trouble is my middle name
I was raised in the bottoms by an ol' mama hound
I'm as mean as a dog and I'm as gentle as a hound

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 4]
If you see me comin', you'd better step aside
A lotta men didn't, and a lotta men died
I got one fist of iron and the next fist of steel
If the right one don't get you, then the left one will

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
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
Yes, I owe my soul to the company store
Yes, I owe my soul to the company store

Watch Della Mae Sixteen Tons feat Avril Smith  Alison Brown video
Hottest Lyrics with Videos
3399899a549230e46c34382513cbaa1b

check amazon for Sixteen Tons mp3 download
these lyrics are submitted by gsba3
browse other artists under D:D2D3D4D5D6D7D8D9D10
Songwriter(s): Merle Travis
Record Label(s): 2019 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc
Official lyrics by

Rate Sixteen Tons by Della Mae (current rating: 7.69)
12345678910
Meaning to "Sixteen Tons" song lyrics
captcha
Characters count : / 50