Track Title:               Sixteen Tons

Album Title:               Musical Varieties
Prime Artist:              Brave Combo
Vocal:                     Jeffrey Barnes
Originally made famous by: Tennessee Ernie Ford

Producer:                  Brave Combo
Written by:                Merle Travis
From the Album:            World Dance Music  1984 (A)

Lyrics:
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
            Picked up a shovel and I walked to the mine
              I hauled Sixteen Tons of number 9 coal
           And the straw-boss said, "Well, bless my soul"

                         (Chorus:)

              You haul Sixteen Tons, whadaya get?
                Another 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

                       Repeat Chorus

             Born one morning it was drizzle and rain
             Fightin' and Trouble are my middle name
          I was raised in a canebrake by an old mama lion
          And no high-toned woman make me walk the line

                       Repeat Chorus

                 See me comin' better step aside
             A lot of men didn't and a lot of men died
             I got one fist of iron and the other of steel
           And if the right one don't get ya, the left one will

                       Repeat Chorus

            Born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
            Picked up a shovel and I walked to the mine
              I hauled Sixteen Tons of number 9 coal
           And the straw-boss said, "Well, bless my soul"

                       Repeat Chorus

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