16 Tons of Number 9 Coal
April 10, 2009 6:24 AM Subscribe
What is Number 9 coal? It is mentioned in the song 16 Tons:
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
Picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I hauled Sixteen Tons of number 9 coal
And the store boss said, "Well, bless my soul"