Sixteen Tons

Jimmy Dean

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
album: Track 3 in album Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales
release date: 1961-12
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:40

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jimmy Dean Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales cover art

Lyrics

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Some people say a man is made outta mud.
Muscle and blood, skin and bones;

Another day older and deeper in debt.
I owe my soul to the company store.
Well, I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine.
I loaded sixteen tons of Number 9 coal,

Another day older and deeper in debt.
I owe my soul to the company store.
Well, I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain.
I was raised in the canebreak by an old mama lion,

Another day older and deeper in debt.
I owe my soul to the company store.
Well, if you see me comin', better step aside.
One fist of iron, the other of steel.

Another day older and deeper in debt.
I owe my soul to the company store.

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Bad John
  • 2 Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
  • 3 Sixteen Tons
  • 4 Make the Waterwheel Roll
  • 5 Gotta Travel On
  • 6 Oklahoma Bill
  • 7 Night Train to Memphis
  • 8 Grasshopper Macclain
  • 9 I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Wimmin)
  • 10 To a Sleeping Beauty