Merle Haggard - Cotton Patch Blues Lyrics




Yeah, sittin' on this plow day dreamin' thinkin' of the weeks to come
Ole cotton patch is hot can't think of a worse spot
To be on a hot summer day
Next week I will get my hoe down and hit the field at break of day
That will be so sad my feet will hurt so bad
When I chop the cotton all the day.

Ole mule been a bawkin' they're tired of walkin'
Up and down this cotton row so straight
But they should pull their best cause soon they'll get a rest
They don't have very long to wait.

When the pickin' starts next fall
I'll need my cotton sack that's all
My back will nearly break from pullin' all that weight
When I start to pickin' cotton next fall.

There's them boys Elden, Tiny and Roy

These ole mules been a bawkin' they're tired of walkin'
Up and down this cotton row so straight
But they should pull their best cause soon they'll get a rest
They don't have very long to wait.

When the pickin' starts next fall
I'll need my cotton sack that's all
My back will nearly break from draggin' all that weight
When I start to pickin' cotton next fall.

Oh Lord, yeah, cotton patch blues...





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  1. Pondy Hsu

    Yeah, sittin' on this plow day dreamin'
    thinkin' of the weeks to come
    Ole cotton patch is hot
    can't think of a worse spot
    To be on a hot summer day

    Next week I will get my hoe down
    and hit the field at break of day
    That will be so sad my feet will hurt so bad
    When I chop the cotton all the day.

    Ole mule been a bawkin' they're tired of walkin'
    Up and down this cotton row so straight
    But they should pull their best
    'cause soon they'll get a rest
    They don't have very long to wait.

    When the pickin' starts next fall
    I'll need my cotton sack that's all
    My back will nearly break
    from pullin' all that weight
    When I start to pickin' cotton next fall.
    ******************
    There's them boys Elden, Tiny and Roy

    These ole mules been a bawkin'
    they're tired of walkin' Up
    and down this cotton row so straight
    But they should pull their best
    'cause soon they'll get a rest
    They don't have very long to wait.

    When the pickin' starts next fall
    I'll need my cotton sack that's all
    My back will nearly break
    from draggin' all that weight
    When I start to pickin' cotton next fall.

    Oh Lord, yeah, cotton patch blues.....

  2. Gloria Baldwin

    Thanks For Sharing All Merle Songs Good Singer

    the winner

    glad you enjoyed it Gloria

  3. Gramma Dee

    THANKs. We didnt gave cotton up here in mass.but had family members that picked tobacco in Greenfield [yrs.ago]

  4. hairnsap

    A Tiny Moore composition !

  5. Laura Cobb

    Oh Lord been there and done that around Bakersfield, Calif. Wonder if we ever crossed paths w/o knowing it. Such a small world. RIP Merle look up my husband, he's up there to.  hanks for sharin this song.

  6. Anne Marie Haugland

    great music ,,from the best ♥ great storyteller :) ty for posting winner ;.))

    the winner

    +Anne Marie Haugland Glad you enjoyed this song Anne!! Thanks a lot for listening. Hope you have a wonderful new week my friend.

  7. Pepper Warren

    Rest in Peace. A legend died today on his 79th birthday. This was my favorite song. I know it's not well known... I have this album. Goodbye Merle. <3

  8. jo luttringer

    Hello Brent ! Nice song by Merle I can also share with all friends. The chords construction is "the school" from I learn (& like) the music. Best wishes.  JO

  9. Hagfan789

    Thanks for sharing any & all Merle you guys have. I'll take all I can get.. ;)

    the winner

    You're welcome Hag fan!

  10. the winner

    Cool that you have all of Merle's stuff. I love Bear Family sets. This whole album, "It's All In The Movies" is good though, but you're right, lots of Merle fans haven't heard it. - brent

  11. jo luttringer

    Not new for me (I possess the totally Merle Haggard's recordings (Bear Family) but for all Merle Fans he have NOT this song, Thank You. Jo