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Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons tab

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			    Sixteen Tons - Ernie Ford
                    (written by Merle Travis and/or* George S. Davis)
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Tabbed by: 2_Stand

Tuning: standard

[Intro] 
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B|--------1-------------------------------------------|
G|--------------2-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------2-------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------0--2--4----5--------------|

[Verse 1]
     Am                  F          E
Some people say a man is made outta mud
  Am                    F          E
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Am                   Dm
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
  Am                     E           Am
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong

[Chorus]
                   Am                F       E
          You load sixteen tons and whaddya get?
            Am                   F         E
          Another day older and deeper in debt
                 Am                           Dm
          Saint Peter don't'ya call me 'cause I can't go
            Am                  E       Am
          I owe my soul to the company store

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          B|--------1-------------------------------------------|
          G|--------------2-------------------------------------|
          D|--------------------2-------------------------------|
          A|----------------------------------------------------|
          E|--------------------------0--2--4----5--------------|

[Verse 2]
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 strawboss said, 'well, bless my soul'

[Verse 3]
I was born one morning it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebreak by an old mama lion
Can't no high-tone woman make me walk the line

[Verse 4]
If ya see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't and a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't getcha, then the left one will



* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen_Tons
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