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: Eb  Bb7  Ab  Eb

Eb
When I was a little bitty baby
              Ab              Eb
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               Bb7
In them old cotton fields back home
       Eb
It was down in Louisiana
             Ab              Eb
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            Bb7                 Eb
In them old cotton fields back home


               Ab
Now, when them cotton bolls get rotten
          Eb
You can't pick very much cotton
                               Bb7
In them old cotton fields back home
       Eb
It was down in Louisiana
             Ab              Eb
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            Bb7                 Eb
In them old cotton fields back home


Eb
When I was a little bitty baby
              Ab              Eb
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               Bb7
In them old cotton fields back home
       Eb
It was down in Louisiana
             Ab              Eb
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            Bb7                 Eb
In them old cotton fields back home


               Ab
Now, when them cotton bolls get rotten
          Eb
You can't pick very much cotton
                               Bb7
In them old cotton fields back home
       Eb
It was down in Louisiana
             Ab              Eb
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            Bb7                 Eb
In them old cotton fields back home


Eb
When I was a little bitty baby
              Ab              Eb
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               Bb7
In them old cotton fields back home
       Eb
It was down in Louisiana
             Ab              Eb
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            Bb7                 Eb
In them old cotton fields back home


            Bb7                 Eb
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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