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

Let me tell you now well got me in a fix
I caught a nail in my tire doing lickitey splits
I had to walk a long long way to town
Came along a nice old man well he had a hat on
Wait a minute mister can you give me some directions
I gonna want to be right off for home

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

Don't care if them cotton balls get rotten
When I got you baby, who needs cotton
In them old cotton fields back home
Brother only one thing more that's gonna warm you
A summer's day out in California
It's gonna be those cotton fields back home

It was back in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texarkana
Give me them cotton fields
(it was back in Louisiana)
Let me hear it for the cotton fields
(just about a mile from Texarkana)
You know that there's just no place like home

Well boy it sure feels good to breathe the air back home
You shoulda seen their faces when they seen how I grown
In them old cotton fields back home


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Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) Lyrics as written by Huddie Ledbetter

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    I really wish this one had been more popluar in the US like it was in England. Great song with a hint of southern feel to it.

    MayorMenleyon December 04, 2004   Link
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    I don't understand the purposeful sound distortion as it begins, but it becomes one of their very best songs during their 'forgettable period', maybe because it's not an original. Good beat, sung well, but the production quality is substandard. In the end it's fun but not something a non-fan is going to listen to more than likely.

    The Swing Kingon December 20, 2006   Link

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