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Cotton Mill Man lyrics and chords

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Cotton Mill Man
Recorded by Jim and Jesse
Written by Joe Langston

C
I was born in the shadow of a cotton mill smokestack
G7 C
Down in Alabama's bottom land

Where my Grandpappy broke his back pullin' on a cotton sack
G7 C
To raise my pa to be a cotton mill man

Am Em
I've got lots of memories of government commodities
Am Em
When all our meat came in a can
Am
While the boss-man on the hill
Em
Bought his steak and ate his fill
F# G7 Em
And called upon to clean his grill a cotton mill man

F G7
Lord don't let my son grow up
F G7 C
To be a sweaty cotton mill man


I grew up in the gloom of a cotton mill weave room
G7 C
With weaver's glue and callouses all over my hands

I didn't have a honeymoon I couldn't leave my cotton loom
G7 C
I swore my son would never be a cotton mill man

Am Em
I watched my woman cry when our baby daughter died
Am Em Am
I couldn't make her understand why a doctor never came
Em
The lack of money was to blame
F# G7 Em
And I cussed the day that I became a cotton mill man

F G7
Lord don't let my son grow up
F G7 C
To be a sweaty cotton mill man


The company taught us all the rules

On how to work with spinning spools
G7 C
So the bosses' son could drive a big black sedan

The company owned the houses

And the company owned the grammar school
G7 C
You'll never see an educated cotton mill man

Am Em
They figure you don't need to learn anything but how to earn
Am Em
The money that you pay upon demand
Am
To the general store they own
Em
Or else they'll take away your home
F# G7 Em
And give it to some other homeless cotton mill man

F G7
Lord don't let my son grow up
F G7 C
To be a sweaty cotton mill man

F G7
Lord don't let my son grow up
F G7 C
To be a sweaty cotton mill man

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