Title

Sixteen Tons

Composer

Merle Travis

Files

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Cover Illustration

Photograph of "Tennessee" Ernie Ford

First Line of Song

Some people say a man is made out of mud

First Line of Chorus

Sixteen Tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.

Lyricist

Travis, Merle

Arranger

Fitzsimmons, Dale

Lithographer/Printer

Hollywood: American Music, Inc.

Publication Date

1947

Publisher

Hollywood: American Music, Inc.

Performance Medium

Piano; voice

Music Genre

Popular

Object Type

text

Format (Original)

1 score; (4 p.); 30 cm.

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID#

32278011757436

Digital ID#

011757436_1947

Location of Original

Box 133; Folder 2; Piece 25

Repository

Manuscripts Division, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Rights Management

Item Unavailable Due to Copyright Restrictions

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, e-mail sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

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