Cotton Fields

This irresistible, up tempo version of Cotton Fields is from Red's award-winning Favorite Sing Along Songs CD.  Recorded first in 1940 by the folksinger, Lead Belly, the song talks about working in the cotton fields of Louisiana.

Cotton Fields

 

When I was an itty bitty baby
My mamma used to rock-a-me in a cradle
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texarkana
In them old cotton fields back home

Oh when them cotton balls get a-rotten
You can't pick very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texarkana
In them old cotton fields back home

Well you know it may sound funny
But you don't make all that much money
In them old cotton fields back home
Well you know it may sound funny
But you don't make all that much money
In them old cotton fields back home

by Huddie Ledbetter

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