High Cotton Lyrics And Chords
On The Acoustic

Here on this High Cotton lyrics and chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf to my High Cotton chords sheet you can download.

High Cotton Lyrics
Demo Chords & Pdf

This song is a typical three chord country song  until it changes key a full step near the end. The chords you'll need here are:

  • D
  • G
  • A7
  • E
  • A
  • B7

This one I play with a capo on the 3rd fret and i use drop D tuning, but that's always optional. The song starts in the D, G A7 format and then the chorus is sung twice more in the E, A and B7 chords. 

High Cotton
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For rhythm here, besides the one shot downstrokes, you can use a root down up down up down up .. repeat. There is a bit of picking in this one to duplicate some fiddle parts. 


High Cotton Lyrics


We didn't know the times were lean
Round our house the grass was green
It didn't seem like things were all that bad
I bet we walked a thousand miles
Choppin' cotton and pusing plows
And learnin' how to give it all we had

As life went on and years went by
I saw the light in daddy's eyes
And felt the love in mamma's hands
They kept us warm and kept us fed
Taught us how to look ahead
Now lookin' back I understand

We were walkin' in high cotton
Old times there are not forgotten
Those fertile fields are never far away
We were walkin' in high cotton
Old time there are not forgotten
Leavin' home was the hardest thing we ever faced

When Sunday mornings rolled around
We dressed up hand-me-downs
Just in time to gather with the church
Some times I think how long it's been
And how it impressed me then
It was the only day my daddy wouldn't work

We were walkin' in high cotton
Old times there are not forgotten
Those fertile fields are never far away
We were walkin' in high cotton
Old time there are not forgotten
Leavin' home was the hardest thing we ever faced

We were walkin' in High Cotton

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