Who Sang 16 Tons? Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways cover art

Some other versions of "16 Tons"
Credits
release date: 2013-11-18
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Ballad/Swing
length: 2:36
producer: Guy Chambers
lead vocals: Robbie Williams
(Travis Merle)
Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and 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

I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

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 Shine My Shoes
  • 2 Go Gentle
  • 3 I Wan’na Be Like You
  • 4 Swing Supreme
  • 5 Swings Both Ways
  • 6 Dream a Little Dream
  • 7 Soda Pop
  • 8 Snowblind
  • 9 Puttin’ On the Ritz
  • 10 Little Green Apples
  • 11 Minnie the Moocher
  • 12 If I Only Had a Brain
  • 13 No One Likes a Fat Pop Star
  • 14 Where There’s Muck
  • 15 16 Tons
  • 16 Wedding Bells
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Dream a Little Dream
  • 2 Soda Pop
  • 3 I Wan’na Be Like You
  • 4 Swings Both Ways

  • Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 0602537561513
    script: Latin