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    Nanci Griffith / Lyrics

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    "Cotton" Lyrics

    Nanci Griffith

    Oh, my family grew cotton and cotton was all we knew
    Butter came from butter beans and it all went in a stew
    We lived off our victory garden and the neighbors did so too
    Some years the dust was so ruthless, this cotton was all we grew

    When there's no more cane on the grasses
    And the oil is gone in the gulf
    When the wells are dry on the flatlands
    Cotton's all we got, cotton's all we got

    In the days before the power lines when L B J taught school
    We dreamed of a fairer nation and promised to change the rules

    To build a great society and all the folks in the same room
    Fighting a war on poverty and taking us to the moon

    When there's no more cane on the grasses
    And the oil is gone in the gulf
    When the wells run dry on the flatlands
    Cotton's all we got, oh cotton's all we got

    Then the wind will feed the power lines where once it was dust that blew
    All along the Chisholm Trail where cotton's all we knew

    When there's no more cane on the grasses
    And the oil is gone in the gulf
    When the wells are dry on the flatlands
    Cotton's all we got, oh cotton's all we got
    Cotton's all we got
    This song was submitted on October 23rd, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by James Hooker.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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