Who Sang 16 Tons? Peter Thorup

Release information
Release Date: 1987
length: 3:02
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Lyrics
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

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
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
  • 1 16 Tons
  • 2 Chica Boom
  • 3 Suppose
  • 4 Keep Movin'
  • 5 Farmen
  • 6 Let Me Take You Home
  • 7 Gospel Ship
  • 8 Help Me
  • 9 A Minor Blues
  • 10 Wild Injun Women
  • 11 Lies
  • 12 Sneakin'
  • 13 Come Home in My Kitchen
  • 14 You've Got the Power
  • 15 One Scotch, One Bourben, One Beer
  • 16 Leave
  • 17 Don't Change on Me

  • Release information
    country(area): Denmark
    script: Latin