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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A chordD chordE7 chord

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Intro: AA chord  E7E7 chord  DD chord  AA chord

AA chord
When I was a little bitty baby
              DD chord              AA chord
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               E7E7 chord
In them old cotton fields back home
       AA chord
It was down in Louisiana
             DD chord              AA chord
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7E7 chord                 AA chord
In them old cotton fields back home


               DD chord
Now, when them cotton bolls get rotten
          AA chord
You can't pick very much cotton
                               E7E7 chord
In them old cotton fields back home
       AA chord
It was down in Louisiana
             DD chord              AA chord
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7E7 chord                 AA chord
In them old cotton fields back home


AA chord
When I was a little bitty baby
              DD chord              AA chord
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               E7E7 chord
In them old cotton fields back home
       AA chord
It was down in Louisiana
             DD chord              AA chord
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7E7 chord                 AA chord
In them old cotton fields back home


               DD chord
Now, when them cotton bolls get rotten
          AA chord
You can't pick very much cotton
                               E7E7 chord
In them old cotton fields back home
       AA chord
It was down in Louisiana
             DD chord              AA chord
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7E7 chord                 AA chord
In them old cotton fields back home


AA chord
When I was a little bitty baby
              DD chord              AA chord
My mama would rock me in the cradle
                               E7E7 chord
In them old cotton fields back home
       AA chord
It was down in Louisiana
             DD chord              AA chord
Just about a mile from Texarkana
            E7E7 chord                 AA chord
In them old cotton fields back home


            E7E7 chord                 AA chord
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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