Who Sang 16 Tons? LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes Lady & Gentlemen cover art

Some other versions of "16 Tons"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
release date: 2011-9-26
length: 2:43
Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood, skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

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

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 said "Well, a-bless my soul"

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

If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't a-get you
Then the left one will

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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Swingin’
  • 2 Wasted Days & Wasted Nights
  • 3 The Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line
  • 4 I Can’t Be Myself
  • 5 16 Tons
  • 6 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 7 Rose Colored Glasses
  • 8 A Good Hearted Woman
  • 9 When I Call Your Name
  • 10 He Stopped Loving Her Today
  • 11 Blue
  • 12 The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 13 Crazy Women
  • 14 Give

  • Album Information
    label: Rhino UK
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 825646647521
    script: Latin