Sixteen Tons composed by Merle Travis (1917-1983). Arranged by Kirby Shaw. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Pop Choral. Secular. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41893).
Itâ€™s been performed by Elvis, Stevie Wonder, and a host of others, but it was the Tennessee Ernie Ford recording that brought this song to national attention and the top of the Billboard charts. Great voice-leading and a tight rhythmic groove make it fun to sing.