..... <br />I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine <br />I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine <br />I loaded sixteen tons of number 9 coal <br />And the store boss said "Well, a-bless my soul" <br /><br />You load sixteen tons, what do you get? <br />Another day older and deeper in debt <br />Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go <br />I owe my soul to the company store <br />...... <br />(16 Tons)