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Midweek Musical Memories #10 - Sixteen Tons

All Aboard the Meme Express – Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On this date in 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford held onto the top of the music charts with his hit single, “Sixteen Tons.”

Does this chorus sound familiar to you?

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.

Here’s “Sixteen Tons,” by Tennessee Ernie Ford:



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