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Johnny Cash

"I Never Picked Cotton"

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

[Verse 1]
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 up their backs
And I made myself a promise
When I was old enough to run
That I'd never stay a single day
In that Oklahoma sun

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
Folks said that I grew up early
And that the farm couldn't hold me then so
I stole ten bucks and a pickup truck
And I never went back again
And it was fast cars and whiskey
Long legged girls and fun
I had everything that money could bring
And I took it all with a gun

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
It was Saturday night in Memphis
When a redneck grabbed my shirt
And he said go back to your cotton sack
I left him lying in the dirt
They'll take me in the morning
To the gallows just outside
And in the time I got
There ain't a hell of a lot
I can look back on with pride

[Chorus]

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