Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash – Sixteen Tons

Merle Travis, an american coalworker, wrote this song with the help of his grandfather and friends, who also worked in the mine, which was called Paradies, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky,for generations. So the experience of a coalminers long family tradition influanced every line of this song.

So this is a most authentic part of working class art, describing what went wrong in this times, and what we should remember every time, we hear this song.

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