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Sixteen Tons

The Platters14 Dec 2004

Sixteen Tons Lyrics

吨 - The Platters

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

 

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

 

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

 

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