Cotton Fields chords and lyrics

by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

  • Cotton Fields was written by Huddie Ledbetter - American Blues player commonly referred to as Lead Belly. He was born Jan 20, 1889 in Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States, and died at the age of 60 on Dec 6, 1949 in New York City. He sang and played a variety of instruments including the guitar, lap steel guitar, accordion and piano. He began performing in 1903 and first recorded the song in 1940.
  • Cover recorded by CCR: 1969
  • Released: Nov 2nd, 1969
  • Album: Willy and the Poor Boys
  • Music: A Major in 2/2 (cut) time at ~ 74 bpm.
  • Chords: A, A7, Asus, D, E7, E7sus

Cotton Fields by CCR

Intro: 4/4 ♪ ♩ ♩ ||    A   |   %   |  A  -  E  |   A   ||

           A                  A7                     D               A
1. When I was a lit-tle bitty ba-by__ My mama would rock me in the cradle
                                    E7
   In them old cot-ton fields back home
           A              A7                   D                A
   It was down in Louis-i-ana__ Just a-bout a mile from Tex-ar-kana
               E7                   A  |  %  |
   In them old cot-ton fields back home

                      D               
Chorus: Oh when them cot-ton balls get rot-ten 
                   A
        You can't pick very much cotton
                                       | E7  - E7sus |  E7  |
        In them old cot-ton fields back home 
                A               A7                   D                A
        It was down in Lou-is-i-ana__ Just a-bout a mile from Tex-ar-kana
                    E7                 | A - Asus4  |  A  |
        In them old cot-ton fields back home  

           A                  A7                     D               A
2. When I was a lit-tle bitty ba-by__ My mama would rock me in the cradle
                                    E7
   In them old cot-ton fields back home
           A              A7                   D                A
   It was down in Louis-i-ana__ Just a-bout a mile from Tex-ar-kana
               E7                 | A - Asus4  |  A  |
   In them old cot-ton fields back home

                      D               
Chorus: Oh when them cot-ton balls get rot-ten 
                   A
        You can't pick very much cotton
                                       | E7  - E7sus |  E7  |
        In them old cot-ton fields back home 
                A               A7                   D                A
        It was down in Lou-is-i-ana__ Just a-bout a mile from Tex-ar-kana
                    E7                   A  - Asus4  |  A  |
        In them old cot-ton fields back home  

Instr: |  A  |  %  |  D  |  A  |  %  |  %  |  E7  |  %  |
       |  A  |  A7 |  D  |  A  |  %  |  E7 | A - Asus4  |  A  |

           A                  A7                     D               A
3. When I was a lit-tle bitty ba-by__ My mama would rock me in the cradle
                                    E7
   In them old cot-ton fields back home
           A              A7                   D                A
   It was down in Louis-i-ana__ Just a-bout a mile from Tex-ar-kana
               E7                 | A  - Asus4  |  A  |
   In them old cot-ton fields back home

               E7                 | A  - Asus4  |  A  |
   In them old cot-ton fields back home

A Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
3's in the same column: Barre 3rd finger over marked strings (mini barre)

Right-Handed Chord Tabs
          A               A7              Asus               D               E7              E7sus
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|---|-4-|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|
   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-3-|---|
   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|
   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|-2-|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       A               A7              Asus               D               E7              E7sus
 |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e
 |---|-3-|---|B   |---|-3-|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B
 |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-3-|---|G
 |---|-1-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D
 |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets

Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

Origin: El Cerrito, California, U.S.
Music Styles: Roots rock, swamp rock, country rock
Active Years: 1967–1972
Band:

  • John Fogerty - lead singer, lead guitar and principal songwriter
  • Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar, vocals, songwriter, piano (died September 6th, 1990 - aged 48)
  • Stu Cook - bass guitar, vocals, double bass, piano, songwriter
  • Doug Clifford - drummer, vocals, washboard, songwriter

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