"Sixteen Tons" - Tennessee Ernie Ford. 1956. Another older song, for an older generation. Sunny's grandma loves Tennessee Ernie Ford, especially his hymns. In fact, she hates this song, but I love it. "I owe my soul to the company store..."

"Sixteen Tons" - Tennessee Ernie Ford. 1956. Another older song, for an older generation. Sunny's grandma loves Tennessee Ernie Ford, especially his hymns. In fact, she hates this song, but I love it. "I owe my soul to the company store..."

Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford. Oh this reminds me of floating trough the dancefloor in foxtrot steps//

Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford. Oh this reminds me of floating trough the dancefloor in foxtrot steps//

Tennessee Ernie Ford .. "16 Tons", Live on the Dinah Shore Show......so many memories!

Tennessee Ernie Ford .. "16 Tons", Live on the Dinah Shore Show......so many memories!

MERLE TRAVIS SIXTEEN TONS COUNTRY MUSIC MAN VINTAGE TENNESSEE BEAT MOVIE PHOTOS

Merle travis sixteen tons country music man vintage tennessee beat movie photos

Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons - SIXTEEN TONS (Merle Travis/Tennessee Ernie Ford cover)

Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons - SIXTEEN TONS (Merle Travis/Tennessee Ernie Ford cover)

"Sixteen Tons" is a song about the life of a coal miner, first recorded in 1946 by American country singer Merle Travis and released on his box set album Folk Songs of the Hills the following year. A 1955 version recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford reached number one in the Billboard charts,

"Sixteen Tons" is a song about the life of a coal miner, first recorded in 1946 by American country singer Merle Travis and released on his box set album Folk Songs of the Hills the following year. A 1955 version recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford reached number one in the Billboard charts,

MERLE TRAVIS - Sixteen Tons Elliot if you see this I was wrong about the etiology of this song. Excellent video

MERLE TRAVIS - Sixteen Tons Elliot if you see this I was wrong about the etiology of this song. Excellent video

Tennessee Ernie Ford, 16 Tons. Working hard and still in debt? Here's a song that understands.

Tennessee Ernie Ford, 16 Tons. Working hard and still in debt? Here's a song that understands.

Eric Burdon performs his 1990 version of the "Joe Versus the Volcano" title song Sixteen Tons.     Originally written in 1947 by Merle Travis and made a #1 hit in 1955 by "Tennessee" Ernie Ford.

Eric Burdon performs his 1990 version of the "Joe Versus the Volcano" title song Sixteen Tons. Originally written in 1947 by Merle Travis and made a #1 hit in 1955 by "Tennessee" Ernie Ford.

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