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I Never Picked Cotton  Johnny Cash

I Never Picked Cotton (written by Charles Williams/Bobby George)
By Johnny Cash (Unchained album 1996)
Chorus [E]I never picked cotton
like my [A]mother [E]did and my [A]brother [E]did
and my [A]sister [E]did
and my daddy died young[A]
in a coal [E]mine
1. [F]When I was just a baby
too little for the cotton sack
I played in the dirt while the others worked
til they couldn't straighten their backs
[F#]and I made my self a promise
when I was old enough to run
that I'd never stay a single day
in that Oaklahoma sun
And I...
2. [F]Folks said that I grew up early
and the farm couldn't hold me then
so I stole ten bucks and a pick up truck
and I never went back again
[F#]and it was fast cars and wiskey
long legged girls and fun
I had everything that money could bring
and I took it all with a gun
And I...
3. [F]It was Saturday night in Memphis
when a redneck grabbed my shirt
and he said go back to your cotton sack
I left him lyin in the dirt
[F#]and they'll take me in the morning
to the gallows just outside
and in the time I've got their aint a hell of a lot
I can look back on with pride
But I...
Chorus X2

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