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Sixteen Tons Lyrics 

Sixteen Tons Song Lyrics


Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-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 nine coal
And the straw boss said "Well, a-bless my soul"

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', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake* by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

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

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

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


The Wire: Beyond Hamsterdam: Baltimore Song List

Way Down In The Hole

The Blind Boys of Alabama 

Oh My God

Michael Franti & Spearhead 

Dance My Pain Away

Rod Lee 

Way Down In The Hole

The Neville Brothers 

Sixteen Tons

The Nighthawks 

Step By Step

Jesse Winchester 

I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Paul Weller 

Fast Train

Solomon Burke 

The Body Of An American

The Pogues 

Efuge Efuge

Stelios Kazantzidis 

Way Down In The Hole

Domaje 

AYO

Bossman 

Analyze

Sharpshooters 

Unfriendly Game

Masta Ace Feat. Stricklin 

What You Know About Baltimore

Ogun Feat. Phathead 

Feel Alright

Steve Earle 

Way Down In The Hole

Tom Waits 

The Fall (Instrumental)

Blake Leyh and Andre Burke 

You Remember That One Day Summer Past?

 

An Act Of Daily Journalism

 

The Life, The Hood, The Streetz

Mullyman 

Jail Flick

Diablo 

Wars end

 

Later For That Gangsta Bullshit

 

Projects

Tyree Colion 

If It’s A Lie, Then We Fight On That Lie

 

Omar Comin'!

 

All The Pieces Matter

 

Assume The Position

Lafayette Gilchrist 

The King Stay The King

 

My Life Extra

DJ Technics 

Why Would Anyone Ever Wanna Leave Baltimore?

 

Sixteen Tons Lyrics by The Nighthawks from The Wire: Beyond Hamsterdam: Baltimore Soundtrack (2007). Rating: 4.2/5 (25 votes)