16 Tons Uke tab by Johnny Cash

6 Chords used in the song: E7,Am,G,F,Dm,E

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E7 E7

Am Am G G F F E7 E7
Some people say a man is made out of mud
Am Am G G F F E7 E7
A A poor man's made out of muscle and blood
Am Am Dm Dm
Muscle and blood and skin and bone
Am Am E7 E7
A A mind that's weak and a back that's strong.


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Am Am G G F F E7 E7
Another day older and deeper in debt
Am Am Dm Dm
Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
F F E7 E7 Am Am
I owe my soul to the company store.


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
I was born one morning when the sun didn't shine
Am Am G G F F E7 E7
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
Am Am Dm Dm
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
Am Am E7 E7
And the straw boss said, "Well, a-bless my soul!"


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Am Am G G F F E7 E7
Another day older and deeper in debt
Am Am Dm Dm
Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
F F E7 E7 Am Am
I owe my soul to the company store.


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
I was born one morning, it was drizzling rain
Am Am G G F F E7 E7
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
Am Am Dm Dm
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Am Am E7 E7
Ain't no a-high-toned woman make me walk the line


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Am Am G G F F E E
Another day older and deeper in debt
Am Am Dm Dm
Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
F F E7 E7 Am Am
I owe my soul to the company store.


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
If you see me coming better step aside
Am Am G G F F E E
A A lot of men didn't, a lot of men died
Am Am Dm Dm
With one fist of iron, the other of steel
Am Am E7 E7
If the right one don't get you then the left one will.


Am Am G G F F E7 E7
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Am Am G G F F E7 E7
Another day older and deeper in debt
Am Am Dm Dm
Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
F F E7 E7 Am Am
I owe my soul to the company store.

 

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Mandara_Romness avatar
if you want the original intro, here:
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27 Jul 2020
greenfly avatar
Thank youuuu!
25 Jul 2020
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