Artist Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album Willy and the Poor Boys
Genre(s)
Note Recorded by Lead Belly in 1940, "Cotton Fields" was introduced into the canon of folk music via its inclusion on the 1954 album release Odetta & Larry which comprised performances by Odetta at the Tin Angel nightclub in San Francisco with instrumental and vocal accompaniment by Lawrence Mohr: this version was entitled "Old Cotton Fields at Home".
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Intro: A  E7  D  A

A
When I was a little bitty baby
              D              A
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               E7
In them old cotton fields back home
       A
It was down in Louisiana
             D              A
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7                 A
In them old cotton fields back home


               D
Now, when them cotton bolls get rotten
          A
You can't pick very much cotton
                               E7
In them old cotton fields back home
       A
It was down in Louisiana
             D              A
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7                 A
In them old cotton fields back home


A
When I was a little bitty baby
              D              A
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               E7
In them old cotton fields back home
       A
It was down in Louisiana
             D              A
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7                 A
In them old cotton fields back home


               D
Now, when them cotton bolls get rotten
          A
You can't pick very much cotton
                               E7
In them old cotton fields back home
       A
It was down in Louisiana
             D              A
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7                 A
In them old cotton fields back home


A
When I was a little bitty baby
              D              A
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               E7
In them old cotton fields back home
       A
It was down in Louisiana
             D              A
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7                 A
In them old cotton fields back home


            E7                 A
In them old cotton fields back home


It may sound a little funny        
But you didn't make very much money                               
In them old cotton fields back home       
It may sound a little funny        
But you didn't make very much money
In them old cotton fields back home

I was home in Arkansas
People ask me what you come here for
In the old cotton fields back home
I was home in Arkansas
People ask me what you come here for
In the old cotton fields back home
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