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16 Tons feat. Doug Wimbish & Daniel Fleming

by King Dude x Krohme

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Gothic-folk meets ambient hip-hop as King Dude and Krohme combine for the remix of King Dude's cover of the 1947 Merle Travis country classic, "Sixteen Tons."

King Dude's gritty vocals weave throughout Krohme's dark, texture-filled production featuring a bassline performed by Doug Wimbish of Living Colour and guitar work by Daniel Fleming of Age of Ruin.

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lyrics

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 a-weak and a back that's strong

You load 16 tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
St. Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded 16 tons of number nine coal
And the straw boss said, "Well, a-bless my soul"

You load 16 tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
St. Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Can't no high toned woman make me walk the line

You load 16 tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
St. Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't get you
Then the left one will

You load 16 tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
St. Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

credits

released August 1, 2022
Written by Merle Travis
Vocals, keys, and synthesizer performed by King Dude.
Bass performed by Doug Wimbish.
Guitars performed by Daniel Fleming.
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Krohme.

Cover art by King Dude

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Krohme Presents The Godsendant Collective Washington, D.C.

Krohme is an award-winning, Virginia-based music producer, noted for his multi-genre work with Grammy winners, Hall of Famers, Legends, Icons, Veterans, and up-and-coming artists.

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