Cottonfields

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Words & Music: Huddie Ledbetter
When I was a little bitty baby
My mama rocked me in the craddle
In them old cottonfields back home

It was out in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texicana
In them old cottonfields back home

Well, When them cottonballs get run
You can't pick very much cotton
In them old cottonfields back home

It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile of Mexicana
In them old cottonfields back home

Ta.. ta.. ta...
In them old cottonfields back home

Well, When them cottonballs get run
You can't pick very much cotton
In them old cottonfields back home

It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texicana
In them old cottonfields back home

In them old cottonfields back home

In them old cottonfields back home
Recorded: 1970/07/15

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2013report abuse
And the band joins in effortlessly. Could have made a great track on the Country album. He could have rocked it up like he did with Faded love.
Jimmy Boy (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2009report abuse
Nice enough for a jam, maybe a contender for the "Country" album? *Note the lyrics you've posted are wrong, the line is "When them cotton balls get rotten"
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2009report abuse
Would have been a natural for Elvis Country. Maybe Elvis had just heard the CCR version on their latest LP in 1970 when these rehearsals were done. They did a good version of it. Too bad, would have been a good song for Elvis to do in the studio.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2009report abuse
This is a "Jam".. and not an "official recording". So We shouldn't be making it, the song of the day. Its a nice tune, and Elvis has fun with it. It would have been great, as a studio recording, on a album, like "Elvis Country".
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2009report abuse
For the casual visitor: this is one those many songs Elvis did while fooling around during the rehearsals. Songs like this show he had a wide knowledge of the different music styles and actually if he had taken the time for it he could have recorded a great version.
elvis197475 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2009report abuse
like it. but why make songs like this song of the day?elvis just fooling around.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2009report abuse
another hint concerning his musical roots, but it was not a song to be sung in his white suits, fair rehearsal though. I wish he had done a serious attempt on You're the reason I'm living instead
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2009report abuse
I like Elvis´ version, if you can call a version. Really, he was just fooling around during the Las Vegas rehearsals. But the rehearsals itself are exciting. Too bad that a lot of the rehearsal numbers didn´t make it to the live show.
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2009report abuse
The song itself is nice. if...

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