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Sixteen Tons Tab


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  Sixteen Tons  
Intro & Riff: 
E|------------------------|------------------ | 
B|------------------------|------------------ | 
G|-2----------------------|------------------ | 
D|-------2----------------|------------------ | 
A|-------------3-----0----|------------0----- | 
E|------------------------|-0---2-4---------- | 

     Am                   F          E  
Some people say a man is made outta mud
  Am                    F           E
A poor man's made outta muscle 'n blood...
Am                    Dm       F
Muscle an' blood an' skin an' bone
  Am                     E           Am
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong

     Am                        F        E  
cho: You load sixteen tons an' whaddya get?
     Am                    F          E  
     Another day older an' deeper in debt
            Am                         Dm      F   
     Saint Peter doncha call me 'cause I can't go
     Am                   E       Am
     I owe my soul to the company store


Am                              F            E  
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
Am                         F             E  
Picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
Am                      Dm          F  
Loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
        Am                     E        Am  
And the strawboss said, "Well, Bless my soul!"

Chorus & Riff: 

Am                            F         E  
I was born one morning in the drizzlin' rain
Am                       F         E  
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
Am                                   Dm        F  
I was raised in the canebreak by an' ol' mama lion
         Am                       E        Am
Ain't no high-tone woman make me walk the line.

Am                               F       E  
If ya hear me a-comin' ya better step aside
Am                        F         E  
A lotta men didn't an' a lotta men died
Am                            Dm         F 
With one fist of iron an' the other of steel
       Am                             E         Am  
If the right one don' getcha then the left one will.

Chorus & Riff:
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