I Never Picked Cotton (written by Charles Williams/Bobby George) By Johnny Cash (Unchained album 1996) E Chorus I never picked cotton A E A E like my mother did and my brother did A E and my sister did A and my daddy died young E in a coal mine F 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 their backs F# and I made my self a promise when I was old enough to run that I'd never stay a single day in that Oaklahoma sun And I... Chorus F 2. Folks said that I grew up early and the farm couldn't hold me then so I stole ten bucks and a pick up truck and I never went back again F# and it was fast cars and wiskey long legged girls and fun I had everything that money could bring and I took it all with a gun And I... Chorus F 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 lyin in the dirt F# and they'll take me in the morning to the gallows just outside and in the time I've got their aint a hell of a lot I can look back on with pride But I... Chorus X2 Enjoy!