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Tennessee Ernie Ford

Sixteen Tons (2:36)

Classic pop-country crossover hit of 1955-56, reaching #1 on both Billboard's pop and country charts. Orchestrated with a clarinet lead, not a typical country music instrument, by Jack Fascinato.

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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

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons Lyrics


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  • Looove it!!
  • sher guter Rhythmus !!
  • 32,000 pounds of ACHING BACK .....
  • It is definitely Tennessee Ernie Ford, I listened to this song so many times, that I should have it memorized. If my memory was still good. lol
  • Not sure WHO this is BUT ITS NOT T.E.FORD
  • i remenber my mom lisentin to this
  • I love to sing along to this haha. But that last line is a doozy :P
  • Ein Seemannslied, gibt's auch auf Deutsch. Schwungvoll...
  • perfect example of less is more [2]
  • perfect example of less is more

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