Who Sang Sixteen Tons? Tom Jones

Tom Jones Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings cover art

Some other versions of "Sixteen Tons"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
release date: 1967
genres: Rock
styles: Brit Pop
length: 3:10
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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
  • 2 Riders in the Sky
  • 3 He'll Have to Go
  • 4 Sixteen Tons
  • 5 Two Brothers
  • 6 All I Get From You Are Heartaches
  • 7 Detroit City
  • 8 Ring of Fire
  • 9 A Field of Yellow Daisies
  • 10 Cool Water
  • 11 (I Wish I Could) Say No to You
  • 12 Mohair Sam

  • Album Information
    label: Parrot
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin