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Sixteen Tons chords

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Sixteen Tons  - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Intro:          Am  /   Am7   C,      G/   G7/  \  C      

V1
E7   Am                  F         E    E7   
Some people say a man is made outa mud,    
  Am                   F         E
a poor man's made outa muscle 'n blood...
Am                   Dm               
Muscle an' blood an' skin an' bone, 
  Am   E7     C    E     Am          E
a mind that's weak and a back that's strong.
 
Chorus
E   E7   Am               Dm   F  E     
You load sixteen tons an' whaddya get, 
  Am        F         Dm        E
another day older an' deeper in debt;
      Am           C        Am    Dm         
Saint Peter doncha call me 'cause I can't go, 
Am /   Am7 C    G  /   G7 / \  C       Am/   Am7   C,      G/   G7/  \  C
I  owe my  soul to the company store.

V2 
      Am       F                Dm         E        
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine, 
  Am           F            Dm            E
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine;
         Am      F       Dm          E      
I Loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal, 
        Am         F            Dm       E
and the straw boss said, "Well, Bless my soul!"

Chorus……………

V3
      Am       F              Dm        E      
I was born one mornin’ it was drizzlin' rain, 
Am           F              Dm     E
fightin' and trouble are my middle names;
      Am            F                Dm       E       
I was raised in the canebrake by an' ol' mama hound, 
         Am        F           Dm       E
ain't no high-tone woman gonna push me around.

Chorus……………

V4
      Am       F                Dm    E       
If ya see me a-comin' ya better step aside, 
  Am        F            Dm        E
A lotta men didn't an' a lotta men died;
     Am                       Dm              
With one fist of iron an' the other of steel, 
        Am             F               Am
If the right one don' getcha then the left one will.

V5 
E   E7   Am      F        Dm   F  E     
You load sixteen tons an' whaddya get,  
  Am        F         Dm        E
another day older an' deeper in debt;
      Am           F              Dm 
Saint Peter doncha call me 'cause I can't go.o.o.o.o,
  Am      Am7    C     G7   G  /    G7   /    \    C                       
I ow..e   m..y   sou………l;   to the  com..pan..y    store.     (Slowing)

Outro:
  Am       Am7   C,         G /  G7 /  \    C………………………… (Let Ring)










            
            
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tfoster41 10 Nov 06, 2017 09:40 PM

last verse of chorus isn't right.

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mvmystique 2,235 Nov 07, 2017 09:44 AM

These are the lyrics I used, they are the same as many other lyric sites.
John

http://www.songlyrics.com/tennessee-ernie-ford/sixteen-tons-lyrics/

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sajrosam 10 Nov 07, 2017 08:53 PM

Thanks! Love the detail.

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