Sixteen Tons

Johnny Cash

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
album: Track 6 in album Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town
release date: 1987-4-3
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:47
lyricist: Merle Travis
composer: Merle Travis

Album Information

label: PolyGram Records Inc.
country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town cover art

Lyrics

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Some people say a man is made out of mud
Muscle and blood and skin and bones

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

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

Another day older and deeper in debt
I owe my soul to the company store
If you see me comin', better step aside
With one fist of iron, and 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


CD 1
  • 1 The Big Light
  • 2 The Ballad of Barbara
  • 3 I'd Rather Have You
  • 4 Let Him Roll
  • 5 The Night Hank Williams Came to Town
  • 6 Sixteen Tons
  • 7 Letters From Home
  • 8 W. Lee O Daniel (and the Light Crust Boys)
  • 9 Heavy Metal (Don't Mean Rock & Roll to Me)
  • 10 My Ship Will Sail