Cotton Fields

Album: 20/20 (1970)
Charted: 5
  • 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 upon 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

    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 Writer/s: HUDDIE LEDBETTER
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
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Comments: 3

  • Susan from Atlanta, GeorgiaThe version done by Creedence Clearwater Revival mentioned above is far and away my favorite. I'd heard it earlier in the 1960s and was not terribly impressed by it, but when I heard their version, it became a lifelong favorite.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 17th 1970, the Beach Boys appeared in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England; one of concerts goers Princess Margaret...
    Earlier on 1970 on June 14th the Beach Boys' covered version of "Cotton Fields" had peaked at #5 {for 2 non-consecutive weeks} on the United Kingdom Singles chart...
    R.I.P. Dennis Wilson {1944-1983} and Carl Wilson {1946-1998}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 20th 1793, Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin and was granted the patent on March 14th, 1794...
    The Beach Boys' version "Cotton Fields" peaked at #1 in Australia , Norway, and Sweden...
    During the rock era it charted two more times on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the Highwaymen (peaked at #13 (for 2 non-consecutive weeks) on February 4th, 1962) and Ace Cannon (#67 in 1963)...
    Creedence Clearwater Revival's version reached #1 in Mexico in 1970, it was a track from their 'Willy and the Poor Boys' album.
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