Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Tune: Sixteen Tons

My mom introduced me to the songs of Tennessee Ernie Ford. This was her favorite. She used to sing it while she did housework.

4 comments:

li said...

Ahhh...that takes me back. Also one of my Mom's faves, along with the song "King Of the Road". (Forget who it's by, but I knew the words when I was little.)

Craig Edwards said...

Ah yes - Tennessee Ernie Ford's classic - TE was a flour pitchman in my youth - I think he might have had a syndicated variety show around the time (mid-to-late 70's). This song always intrigued me because my father and both my grandfathers were all coal miners. This choice was 32,000 pounds of fun, Luana! Thanks!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Lisa: Roger Miller sang King of the Road. That was one of my Tuesday Tunes a few weeks ago. He's amazing.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Craig: TE was awesome. I remember he was guest star on The Andy Griffith Show once or twice and played a cousin. Not only can he sing, but he was a real funny guy.