Шестнадцать тон

Говорят что людей слепили из земли,
Бедный сделан из мяса и крови.
Мясо и кровь, и кожа и скелет,
Разум слаб, но прочный хребет.

	Ты дал на гора шестнадцать тон,
	И стал на день старше, и вырос твой долг,
	Святой Петр, звать меня не в прок -
	Душа моя взята фирмой в залог.

Я родился утром, когда дождь шел,
Я взял лопату, и в шахту пошел.
Загрузил шестнадцать тон девятого угля,
А босс лишь сказал, "Ну и ну, ну дела"

	Припев

Если видишь я иду, лучше посторонись,
Кто не подвинулся, здесь не прижились,
Кулак из железа, и другой - из стали,
Если правый не справится, другой достанет.

	Припев

Оригинал: Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1950-64

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

	(Chorus:) 
	You haul Sixteen Tons, whadaya get?
	Another 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

I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
Picked up a shovel and I walked to the mine
I hauled Sixteen Tons of number 9 coal
And the straw-boss said, "Well, bless my soul"

	(Repeat Chorus)

Born one morning it was drizzle and rain
Fightin' and Trouble are my middle name
I was raised in a canebrake by an old mama lion
And no high-toned woman make me walk the line

	(Repeat Chorus)

See me comin' better step aside
A lot of men didn't and a lot of men died
I got one fist of iron and the other of steel
And if the right one don't get ya, the left one will

	(Repeat Chorus)

Born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
Picked up a shovel and I walked to the mine
I hauled Sixteen Tons of number 9 coal
And the straw-boss said, "Well, bless my soul"

	(Repeat Chorus)
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