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THE STORY SONG PODCAST is the music review, comedy, pop culture podcast that provides commentary, analysis, and the history of narrative songs from all genres and all eras—from obscure one-hit wonders to well-known classics, and some of the biggest hits of all time. Join your hosts as they discuss details only hinted at in the lyrics and speculate about every aspect of each song. We tell the story of the songs that tell a story.

Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford The Story Song Podcast

You take one day off for Labor Day, and what do you get? This episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST! Join your hosts for their review of the 1955 country standard, “Sixteen Tons,” written by Merle Travis and performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford. In this episode, we mine for gold in a song about coal by asking the hard-hitting questions — What are fists made of? At what age should you learn a trade? Is there a Labor Day sale at the company store? Saint Peter, don’t you call us; we can’t go. We’ll be listening to this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media. Follow us on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and Facebook (thestorysongpodcast). THE STORY SONG PODCAST is a member of the Pantheon Podcast Network. “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford (from the album Ford Favorites) is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, or wherever you listen to music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Mama Told Me (Not to Come) by Three Dog Night

Be our guest at the craziest party that could ever be on this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1970 rock classic, “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” by Three Dog Night. In this episode, we discuss so many things we ain’t never discussed before — tea parties, … Continue reading Mama Told Me (Not to Come) by Three Dog Night

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