Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons tab version 2

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

Tuning: standard

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[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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[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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