I Never Picked Cotton Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Unchained cover art
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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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Bobby George, Charlie Williams
    album: Track 12 in album Unchained
    release date: 1996-11-5
    popularity : 53 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