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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 bones
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong
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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 bones
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country roots
mild rhythmic syncopation
extensive vamping
acoustic rhythm piano
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
minor key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
prominent organ
a mid-tempo swing feel
an upbeat two-step feel

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Oh wow!! My grandfather used to say that to me when I was little. "This one is iron, this one steel. If this one don't get you, then this one will. I wonder if that's where he first heard it. In this song. I'll have to remember to ask him. Really cool!!
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I love this song! Five stars hands down!
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Johnny Cash is a real man and true legend. Never be another one like him!
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ehis was probably for the great depression
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Hey ,M.M.. I'm 45 n I'm sixteen tons ...
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Amazing!!!..
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kellied
You can feel the tears behind this song. . .

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