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Sixteen Tons

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

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