Song 64 – Sixteen Tons

SONG: Sixteen Tons ARTIST: Tennessee Ernie Ford YEAR: 1955 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: “Sixteen Tons” was written by Merle Travis in 1946 and tells of a Kentucky coal miner working under the truck system (a scrip system that saw wages paid via house or other living expense credit so that the worker seesContinue reading “Song 64 – Sixteen Tons”