Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Lyrics to 16 Tons

For those who don't know 16 Tons, he's the lyrics to the song that GE is descrating in their commercial. Via Arvin Hill

I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
Picked up a shovel and I walked to the mine
I hauled Sixteen Tons of number 9 coal
And the straw-boss said, "Well, bless my soul"
You load Sixteen Tons, whadaya 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

So what's next for GE? Perhaps using "Black Lung Blues"? Maybe Hazel Dickens' classic "Coal Tattoo"? "Dream of the Miner's Child"?