Homer And Jethro - Sixteen Tons
Misc Unsigned Bands
Sixteen Tons:Homer And Jethro. On RCA Records in 1955. INTRO: G Gb Db Gbm D #1. Db Gbm D Db Some people say a man is made outta dirt, Gbm D Db bow-legged britches and a humpbacked shirt. Gbm D Bm Every man has his woman to make him tick, Gbm Db Gbm but only the miner has his pick. #2. Gbm D Db You load sixteen tons, how do you feel? Gbm D Db Too tired to work, too scared to steal. Gbm Bm Saint Peter, don't you holler for me today, Db Fm Gbm cause I'm a-diggin' the other way. INTERLUDE: Db Gb Gbm D #3. Gbm D Db Uncle John was a miner, he was long and tall. Gbm D Db Chasin' after women made him end it all. Gbm Bm He could never catch 'em, though he tried, Db Fm Gbm so, old Uncle John laid down and died. CHORUS: Gbm D Db Gbm D Db Gbm Sixteen tons......sixteen tons.......sixteen D Bm Gbm Db tons................ #4. Gbm D Db I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine. Gbm D Db I remember my mama was a-gone at the time. Gbm Bm The doctor looked down, and he said, oh, my! Db Fm Gbm I wonder whether he's gonna walk or fly. CHORUS: Gbm D Db Gbm D Db Gbm Sixteen tons......sixteen tons.......sixteen D Bm Gbm Db tons................ #5. Gbm D Db Well, I've shoveled this coal til my back is bent. Gbm D Db My get-up-and-go has got up and went. Gbm Bm My wife ran away with my friend Jim. Gbm Db Gbm I don't miss her but I do miss him. OUTRO: Gbm D Db You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Gbm D Db Slag in your pants and soaked with sweat. Gbm Bm Tennessee Ernie done made this song, Gbm Db Gbm but the pea-picker sung the words all wrong. A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.