Tom Jones - Sixteen Tons 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 9 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





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  1. Hans van Gelder

    Good Tennessee Ernie Ford cover!

  2. Elo Escriva p

    Tom Jones tu también grande de los grandes siempre serás , bello Tom gracias xxxxxxElo

  3. edda jones

    yeah..........

  4. Lexis Vlogs

    Ang ingay nya nga eh😒

  5. Lexis Vlogs

    Lolo ko kumakanta

  6. Lexis Vlogs

    Corny tae.

    johnrey navarro

    disco at dance song,sex bomb,kiss,do ya think im sexy,shes a lady,help yourself,flashback,whos gonna take you home tonight,what you been missing,situation.

    johnrey navarro

    james bond theme,thunderball,triple cross,all mine,this and that

    johnrey navarro

    country song,rider in the sky,green green,grass of home,my elusive dreams,ring of fire,detroit city.lady lay down.

    johnrey navarro

    ballad easy listening ans standard,if i ruled the world,imposible dream,if you go away,its a mans world,brother can you spare a dime without love,without you,i who have nothing,why cant i cry.delilah,love me tonight,to love somebody,all i can say it goodbye,lingerin on,autum leaves,if youve got a friend.im coming home,i know,that all any man can say,only once.its just a matter of time,i tell the sea.ill never fall in love again.

    johnrey navarro

    love song,move closer,i coulndt say goodbye,woman you took my life,anniversarry song,til the end of time,touch my heart,no one gave me love,if i sing you a love song.to all the girls i love before,all by my self.why cant i cry,set me free,that wonderful sound.just tell me you love me.

  7. Marc1142 8

    Hi Sandy.

  8. Diane Boyer

    Great version!!!!

  9. Tim Wong

    My favourite song from Tom

  10. pentecostalangel1

    West Virginia underground coal miner I am.

  11. Виктор Агарков

    Круто

  12. Steven Yourke

    New respect for TJ!

  13. Чубатое Шоу

    Сикстин тонз не его. Его, это: сексбомб сексбомб. Не надо месить пошлую попсятину, даже при наличии хороших вокальных данных, с серьёзными, хоть и народными, произведениями. 16 тонн не тема для мьюзикла. Это тема для драммы или оперы.

    Валерий Никулин

    По-Вашему, безголосые аматоры а-ля Cash etc. достойны темы для драмы, тем более - оперы - больше?

    Raul Barral

    MAGO TU VOZ ENLOQUECE 👌👌

  14. Silvia Martha Teniente Jasso

    I like it very much this version.

  15. Света Светикова

    Легенда ещё поёт... .))😊🌹 🌹 🌹

  16. нил нилов

    Великий ГОЛОС!!!!!

    thna mpat

    нил нилов Но его лучшее сексбомб

  17. wurst brot

    Tom looks like a piece of burnt pizza at 0:00

  18. Ива Скрипа

    Бог дал ему правду голоса человечности.. звучания наших душ..

  19. Roscio RoscioTube

    His biography says he has worked in a mine.

    Lewis's Life vlogs

    Roscio RoscioTube oh that's why it's says 16 tons of stone

    HercGem

    Tom never worked in the mines-he had TB when he was 12 and,as a result, he was told not to go in the mines.

    Clark Destry

    His father and his uncles were coal miners, Tom became a soul miner. He did carry hods for a while before he he made it in music.

  20. Patti Robinson

    Just made sixteen tons my ringtone thanks Sir Tom XXX

  21. qwertydog979

    Awesome version! Happy to see that he sang this, it's one of my favorites. :)

  22. acla9000

    Woooo hoooo...

  23. Nicola Valeri

    Great, as usual....