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Scary Song Lyrics, Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Tennessee Ernie Ford's, "Sixteen Tons"
The Lyrics:
If you see me coming, better step aside.
A lot of men didn't. A lot of men died.
One fist of iron, the other of steel,
If the right one don't get you, then the left one will.
It is ironic. If you look at COLLECTIONS of songs of Tennessee Ernie Ford, it seems he would have been wanted to be remembered mainly as a gospel singer. But instead he became pretty much a one-hit wonder for this song. Perhaps the song is meant to be humorous. Nonetheless, the potentially menacing nature of these lyrics is pretty much self-explanatory.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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