The Land of Cotton 
© 2005, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.
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C                                         F
Johnny went down to the land of cotton,
C                                         G7      C
Never ever, should’a gone down there.
I heard folks say, something’s rotten,
C                                     G7     C
You can smell it on the night air.

Johnny got caught with a farmers daughter,
C                                                 G7

Should'a known better than to play that game.
Found him floating in a pool of water,
C                                      G7
Everybody said it was a real shame.

Loula went down to the land of cotton,
Should’a stayed high on the mountain.
Her momma’s words were soon forgotten,
(Her) Blood ran down like a fountain.

Found her body underneath some branches,
Not much left for the burying ground.
(They) Miss her smile at the country dances,
Would’a been better in her own town.

F            G7               C       / Am
Oh, the land of the free,

F          G7              C    / Am
In the land of cotton I’ll be.
F            G7               Em    / Am
Oh, the land of the free,

F           G7             C
In the land of cotton I’ll be.

Billy went down to the land of cotton,
Said he was looking for a new start.
Lost his life when he got shot ‘n’
A women put a bullet into his heart.

Lost his money in a game of poker,
Called her out; what a stupid plan.
All he held was a useless joker, 
She held a pistol in her right hand.




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