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Merle Travis (b. November 29, 1917-d. October 20, 1983) Native of Rosewood, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Developer of a Kentucky guitar picking style known as "thumb picking." Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.

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Sixteen Tons 1947 Sheet Music by Merle Travis Tennessee Ernie Ford

"Sixteen Tons", vintage sheet music, by Tennessee Ernie Ford. c1956


"Guitar Rag" - Merle Travis. His picking style was heavily copied by folk and country guitarists in the '60s and beyond.