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Homer And Jethro - Sixteen Tons chords

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Sixteen Tons:Homer And Jethro.
On RCA Records in 1955.

INTRO: G Gb Db Gbm D

#1.
Db   Gbm          D                 Db
Some people say a man is made outta dirt,
           Gbm            D          Db
bow-legged britches and a humpbacked shirt.
      Gbm                  D        Bm
Every man has his woman to make him tick,
    Gbm            Db      Gbm
but only the miner has his pick.

#2.
         Gbm           D          Db
You load sixteen tons, how do you feel?
    Gbm                D         Db
Too tired to work, too scared to steal.
Gbm                               Bm
Saint Peter, don't you holler for me today,
            Db          Fm    Gbm
cause I'm a-diggin' the other way.


INTERLUDE: Db Gb Gbm D

#3.
      Gbm                      D        Db
Uncle John was a miner, he was long and tall.
Gbm                          D      Db
Chasin' after women made him end it all.
Gbm                       Bm
He could never catch 'em, though he tried,
              Db        Fm       Gbm
so, old Uncle John laid down and died.


CHORUS:
Gbm     D    Db   Gbm     D     Db   Gbm
Sixteen tons......sixteen tons.......sixteen 
D      Bm     Gbm  Db
tons................

#4.
Gbm            D                           Db
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine.
Gbm                      D           Db
I remember my mama was a-gone at the time.
    Gbm                        Bm
The doctor looked down, and he said, oh, my!
                 Db         Fm      Gbm
I wonder whether he's gonna walk or fly.

CHORUS:
Gbm     D    Db   Gbm     D     Db   Gbm
Sixteen tons......sixteen tons.......sixteen 
D      Bm     Gbm  Db
tons................

#5.
Gbm                      D           Db
Well, I've shoveled this coal til my back is bent.
Gbm                  D          Db
My get-up-and-go has got up and went.
Gbm                   Bm
My wife ran away with my friend Jim.
  Gbm                  Db      Gbm
I don't miss her but I do miss him.

OUTRO:
Gbm                    D           Db
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Gbm                    D           Db
Slag in your pants and soaked with sweat.
Gbm                  Bm
Tennessee Ernie done made this song,
        Gbm                 Db        Gbm
but the pea-picker sung the words all wrong.



A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.




            
            
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