Delta Burnett Reed

Delta Burnett Reed

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World - Celtic | Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
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Member Since: 2011
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Song Description

Life of the miner was held by the company. They were not payed with real money but with company dollars and were charged for housing, food and any necessaries for life. So to say they were close to not having a life. and this is a protest song

Story Behind the Song

Loved this song in the 50's when I first heard it.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

The intro is very professional sounding. Great production and recording, I love all the live playing!! Thank you! Excellent instrumental arrangement on this classic.

    - Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Lovely update of a classic song. The music had me from the start and hearing a fresh take on a favorite song is always a delight. I rated originality as average because it is a cover. I'm not usually fond of soprano voices so I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I could happily listen to her sing any time.

    - How 'Bout Maybe
Lyrics

Sixteen Tons
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 bone,
a mind that's weak and a back thats strong

You loaded 16 ton what'a you get another day older
and deeper in debt, saint Peter don't ya call him cause he can't go
he owes his soul too the company store.

He was born one morning and the sun didn't shine,
He picked up his shovel and he walked to the mine,
He loaded 16 ton of number 9 coal
and the strawboss said...well bless my soul,

You loaded 16 ton what'a you get another day older
and deeper in debt, saint Peter don't ya call him cause he can't go
he owes his soul too the company store.

He was born one morning it was drizzling rain,
a fightin' and touble on his middle name.
Raised in a cane raked by an ol' mama lion
an't now hightone woman made him walk the line.

You loaded 16 ton what'a you get another day older
and deeper in debt, saint Peter don't ya call him cause he can't go
he owes his soul to the company store.

If you see him coming better step aside
a lot of men didn't and a lot of men died,
one fist of iron the other of steel
if the right one don't get ya, then the left one will.

You loaded 16 ton what'a you get another day older
and deeper in debt. Saint Peter don't ya call him cause he can't go
he owes his soul to the company store.

He owes his soul to the company store.
He owes his soul to the company store.

Song Length
3:21
Genres
Folk - Traditional, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Irate

Subject Matter
Power, Existence

Similar Artists
Loreena McKennitt, Sarah Brightman
Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Trad
Music Credits Joe Podlesny
Producer Credits Joe Podlesny
Publisher Credits Joe Podlesny
Performance Credits Delta Burnett Reed
Label Credits Avocet Studios