Sixteen Tons composed by Merle Travis (1917-1983). Arranged by Kirby Shaw. Choir Secular. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Pop Choral. Secular. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41894).
It’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.
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The Alfred Pop Series features outstanding arrangements of songs from the popular music genre. These publications provide exciting, contemporary, and educationally-sound arrangements for singers of all ages, from elementary through high school, to college and adult choirs.