Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis Ukulele Chords

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If you are looking for Sixteen Tons ukulele chords, you already come to the right site.
You can play versatile instrument Sixteen Tons using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Merle Travis can also be played by that instruments.
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Sixteen Tons chords has rhythm and included in Folk Songs of the Hills / Back Home / Songs of the Coal Mines (1999) album.
You can also get another musical genres, including jazz ukulele chords, country music ukulele chords, pop ukulele chords, world music ukulele chords, and rock ukulele chords here.

Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis Ukulele Chords


Sixteen Tons
Intro & Riff:

E|————————|—————— |
B|————————|—————— |
G|-4———————-|—————— |
D|——-4—–0———-|—————— |
A|——————-2—-|——-1—-2—– |
E|————————|-2—4———— |

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.

Chorus:
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.

Riff :

I was born one morning when the sun didn’t shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
And the straw boss said well a bless my soul.

Chorus :
You load sixteen tons what do you get
Another day older and deeper in
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the company store.

Riff :

I was born one morning it was drizzling rain.
Fighting and trouble are my middle name.
I was raised in the cane break by an old mama lion.
Ain’t no high tone woman make me walk the line.

Chorus & Riff:

If you see me coming better step a side
A lot of men didn’t a lot o? men died
One fist of iron the other of steel
If the right one don’t get you then the left one will.

Chorus & Riff:

To play the most songs, including Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis by ukulele, the most crucial basic ukulele chords to learn are C chord, D chord, G chord, and Em chord.
These set you up to play a a lot of songs, and each of them is easy to learn.

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