Tom Jones - 16 Tons chords

Chords
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Note to play in the same key as the recording you have to drop a whole tone down... DGCFAD

The chords are relative to that open position, so Am is played X03320, although it 
is actually a Gm


Intro
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Am  /G  F  E 
Am  /G  F  E 


Verse 1
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Am /G F ESome people say a man is made out of mud
Am /G F EA poor man's made outta muscle and blood...
Am C Dm FMuscle and blood skin and bone
Am E Am EA mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong
Chorus 1 ========
Am /G F E You load sixteen tons and whaddya get?
Am /G F EA-nother day older and deeper in debt
Am C Dm FSaint Peter dontcha call me 'cause I can't go
Am E AmI owe my soul to the company store
Verse 2 =======
Am /G F EI was born one morning when the sun didn't shine
Am /G F EI picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
Am C Dm FI loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
Am E AmThe strawboss said Well, Bless my soul!
Chorus 2 ========
Am /G F EYou load sixteen tons and whaddya get?
Am /G F EA-nother day older and deeper in debt
Am C Dm FSaint Peter dontcha call me 'cause I can't go
Am E AmI owe my soul to the company store
Verse 3 =======
Am /G F EI was born one morning it was drizzling rain
Am /G F EFighting and trouble are my middle name
Am C Dm FI was raised in the cane-break by an old mama lion
Am E AmCan't no hot-coloured woman make me haunt the line
Chorus 3 ========
Am /G F EYou load sixteen tons and whaddya get
Am /G F EA-nother day older and deeper in debt
Am C Dm FSaint Peter dontcha call me 'cause I, I can't go
Am E AmI owe my soul to the company store
Verse 4 - key change! =====================
Bbm /Ab Gb FIf you see me coming better step a-side
Bbm /Ab Gb FA lotta men didn't a lotta men died
Bbm Db Ebm GbI got one fist of iron the other of steel
Bbm F BbmIf the right one don't get ya then the left one will
Chorus 4 ========
Am /G F EYou load up sixteen tons and whaddya get
Am /G F EA-nother day older and deeper in debt
Am C Dm F Saint Peter dontcha call me 'cause I can't go
Am E AmI owe my soul to the company store
----------------------------------------- I hope I've done it justice! Kevin O'Brien Watford England May 2011 watfordkev@gmail.com
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