Sixteen Tons Lyrics

Some people say a man is made out of mud;
A poor man's made out of muscle and blood,
Muscle and blood and skin and bone,
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong.


You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go:
I owe my soul to the company store.

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 9 coal
And the straw boss said, "Well bless my soul."

[repeat chorus]

["Chain Gang" is sung here, then track ends with:]

If you see me comin' better step aside;
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died.
I got one fist of iron, the other of steel;
If the right don't get you, then the left one will.

[repeat chorus]

[Thanks to horacev1938 for lyrics]

Sixteen Tons Lyrics From The Musical Forever Plaid


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