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16 Tons


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thetiler

 Genre: Acoustic

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This song was composed and sung originally by Merle Travis and really made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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Hits: 1630
Comments: 7
Fans: 9
Plays: 86
Downloads: 23

Uploaded: Oct 16, 2013 - 08:42:55 PM
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2013 - 08:42:55 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:03:21 PM
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PeterB7858 said 1465 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
16 Tones
There are a couple of famous names right there, Bill. And you fit in very comfortably along side them. Some fine guitar work, as expected, and you do a fine job with the phrasing on the vocals. Thanks for bringing this classic into the spotlight again. Excellent rendition. Regards, Peter.
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jiguma said 1465 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
The usual ....
...... fine playing and excellent vocalising Bill. Good to hear you move a little away from fingerstyle pickin'. You carry it off really well.
Cheers from DownUnder.
Neil
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Philip18 said 1463 days ago (October 19th, 2013)
16 tons
Fine arrangement and excellent guitar playing of this classic song. I enjoyed listening.
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DWL said 1463 days ago (October 19th, 2013)
An interesting take
on an old classic.

Love it.

Not sure I've heard you use a plectrum before.

Very nicely done. Lots of changes of textures and styles.

Cheers

Dick
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thetiler said 1463 days ago (October 19th, 2013)
Thanks
Peter, Jig, Philip and DWL.

I will be sure to listen to all your latests ones. Thanks so much for stopping by, I know I have not been very active lately. Actually I to fingerpick on this, but I use the thumb pick for the picking and a bit of fingernails. But I love this song because It has a nice chord progression to work off of. I am interested in doing different versions of this. Just to add various style to the popular long ago song ! Doesn't really seem that long ago but I guess it is compared to the hits of today ! Thanks again !
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Jarvoid said 1461 days ago (October 21st, 2013)
Well,well...
Iknow this song but did not realise it was called 16 tons....thought it was The Company Store....there you go ...infotainment...delightfully played ...stripped back ...almost flamenco in places ...nice one.
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thetiler said 1458 days ago (October 23rd, 2013)
Thanks
Jarvoid !
Much appreciated !
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Name: Bill Furner
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