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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
full 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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country influences
folk influences
acoustic sonority
minor key tonality
the subtle use of a horn section
subtle use of acoustic piano
an upbeat two-step feel

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Comments

lltep2
He is one of the best from back when music had meaning
this song, in my opinion is the best work song of all time
"Bless your pea-pick'in heart" Ernie, you still are one of the best!
cwade98
It's SO CATCHY hahaha great song
Ernie is what a man should be, not like the little b**ches these days...
:)
And now this will be stuck in my head all day . . . Sixteen tons . . .
A real classic !!!
We all can relate to this song...and also, I adore Ernie :D
the working man's theme
khragthung
I dislike country no offense but this one sends chills down my spine, holy what!
sing it, Brother Ernie! This is the national anthem of all hard working people!
what a classic country song, classic country voice, classic country theme.
outdoorman30 3
yeah!! This is the song at the begging on Joe Vs. The volcano! dig it

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