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Brave Combo is a polka/rock/worldbeat band based in Denton, Texas. Founded in 1979 by guitarist/keyboardist/accordionist Carl Finch, they have been a prominent fixture in the Texas music scene for more than twenty-five years. Their music, both originals and covers, incorporates a number of dance styles, mostly polka, but also some Latin American and Caribbean styles like norteño, salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha, choro, samba, two-step, cumbia, charanga, merengue, ska, etc. more »


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1987
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I...........was born one morning
When the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel
And I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons
Of number 9 coal
And the straw boss said,
"well, a bless my soul"
*********chorus***********
He loaded sixteen tons
What do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
St. peter don't you call me
Cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one morning when it was drizzling rain
Fighting and trouble is my middle name
I was raised in a king break
By an old mother lion
Ain't no high talking woman gonna make me walk the line
**********repeat chorus**************
Some people say a man
Is made out of mud
A poor man's made outta
Muscle and blood
Muscle and blood, skin and bone
A mind that's weak
And a back's that strong
*************repeat chorus***********
Well, if you see me comin'
Better step aside
Cause a lot of men didn't
And a lot of men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't get you
Then the right one will
*********repeat chorus**************

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Written by: MERLE TRAVIS

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