Who Sang 16 Tons? The Dandy Warhols

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Release information
Release Date: 2012-4-24
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 2:09
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Lyrics
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 Sad Vacation
  • 2 The Autumn Carnival
  • 3 Enjoy Yourself
  • 4 Alternative Power to the People
  • 5 Well They're Gone
  • 6 Rest Your Head
  • 7 16 Tons
  • 8 I Am Free
  • 9 SETI vs. The Wow! Signal
  • 10 Don't Shoot She Cried
  • 11 Slide

  • Release information
    label: Play It Again Sam
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 3298498264111
    script: Latin