I Never Picked Cotton

Johnny Cash

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bobby George, Charlie Williams
album: Track 12 in album Unchained
release date: 1996-11-5
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 2:40
producer: Rick Rubin
drums: Steve Ferrone
percussion: Steve Ferrone

Album Information

label: American Recordings
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624309727
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Unchained cover art

Lyrics

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[Chorus]
I never picked cotton
But my mother did
And my brother did
And my sister did
And my daddy died young
Workin' in a coal mine

When I was just a baby
Too little for a cotton sack
I played in the dirt
While others worked
Til they couldn't straighten their backs
I made myself a promise
When I was big enough to run

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Rowboat
  • 2 Sea of Heartbreak
  • 3 Rusty Cage
  • 4 The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
  • 5 Country Boy
  • 6 Memories Are Made of This
  • 7 Spiritual
  • 8 The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
  • 9 Southern Accents
  • 10 Mean Eyed Cat
  • 11 Meet Me in Heaven
  • 12 I Never Picked Cotton
  • 13 Unchained
  • 14 I've Been Everywhere