“Sixteen Tons” – ZZ Top ft Jeff Beck (Merle Travis Cover) [YouTube Music Video]

LYRICS

ZZ Top “Sixteen Tons” Lyrics

Well, some people say a man is made outta’ mud
A poor man’s made outta’ muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that’s weak and a back that’s strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you 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

Well, some people say a man is made outta’ mud
A poor man’s made outta’ muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that’s weak and a back that’s strong

I load sixteen tons, what do you 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

Long-bearded rockers ZZ Top have shared a music video for “Sixteen Tons,” a track from their 2016 album, Greatest Hits Live. Watch it above, courtesy of Rhino’s YouTube.

The video shows ZZ Top and Jeff Beck electrifying a concert audience as scattered black-and-white clips of mine, field, and factory workers are shown. The song was written and first recorded by country legend Merle Travis in 1946 and Tennessee Ernie Ford had a #1 hit with the song in 1955.

Greatest Hits Live is currently available on Amazon and most on-demand streaming services.

The band is currently on a North American tour. For more ZZ Top, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: RHINO YouTube