Several Sixteen Tons chords
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I saw several renditions of this tune (T.E.F./Johnny Cash/Merle Travis/Jimmy Dean and Tom Jones. All were different so I decided to create a version myself. Hope you like it. Sixteen Tons - Various Intro: Am / F /\ E\ E7 Am V1. Am F Dm E Some people say a man is made outa mud, Am F Dm E a poor man's made outa muscle 'n blood... Am F Dm E Muscle an' blood an' skin an' bone, Am F E7 E a mind that's weak and a back that's strong. Chorus E E7 Am F Dm 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, Am F E E7 Am I owe my soul to the company store. Am / F /\ E\ E7 Am 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 canebreak 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. Outro: E E7 Am F Dm 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 F I ow..e m..y s..o..u..l; Dm7 E E7 Am to the com..pan..y sto..re. Am / F /\ E\ E7 Am........