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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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The Meme Express for today offers a weighty pair of prompts:


16

tons


Pick one, or use ‘em both.


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3 comments:

  1. El Santo (The Saint)

    Trusted babysitters are worth their weight in gold. This retired racehorse, a gentle bay gelding (from the War Admiral line) surely is. Although this saintly thoroughbred loves to run and jump, he turns gentle for grandparents and little children.
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    Model, you're so very tall; There's not much to you, not at all. You're positively underweight. I'd bet that every month you're late!

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