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"Sixteen Tons" - Tennessee Ernie Ford. 1956. Another older song, for an older generation. Sunny's grandma loves Tennessee Ernie Ford, especially his hymns. In fact, she hates this song, but I love it. "I owe my soul to the company store..."

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Ernest "Tennessee Ernie" Ford (February 13, 1919-October 17, 1991).1st Lt. Ford served as the bombardier on a B-29 Superfortress in the Pacific during WW II.

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Wicked City Woman! Lucille Ball and Ernie Ford in the 1954 "I Love Lucy" episode titled, "Tennessee Ernie Visits"

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"Tennessee Ernie" Ford (1919 - 1991) Country music singer, he had a big hit with "Sixteen Tons", he was host of "The Ford Show" on TV for five years

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Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "John Henry" - YouTube Another from my childhood. John Henry was a steel driving man, died with a hammer in his hand. MDF

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Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), better known as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a First Lieutenant in the Army, who served in World War II as the bombardier on a B-29 Superfortress flying missions over Japan.

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