SIXTEEN TONS (MERLE TRAVIS)


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The immortal masterpiece by Merle Travis,

 

Original Key

Am

 

Tuning

Regular

 

Tab Notes

Three parts: [ A ] verse, [ B ] chorus and [ C ] - I call it the „echo“. Very straightforward with a nice descending bass line. The bass notes during parts [ A ] and [ B ] can also be played in quarters.

There are hundreds of versions of this song around. I tabbed it the way I play it, with some personal preferences. Just in case you don’t fancy the ending of the chorus, last bar of part [ B ] : stay on the a-note in the melody.

Play it one fist of iron and the other of steel: This song is not made for gentle string fondling.


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