Cabin In The Cotton
By: Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish
Written by: Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish

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  • Cabin In The Cotton
 
Lyrics:
There's a cabin in the cotton
Far away but not forgotten
But in my recollection
That's where my affections stray
I get feelings sentimental
And I see a smile so gentle
When I think of old Virginie
And those pickaninny days

We took the good
And we took the evil
Laughter in some
And that old boll weevil
Time has gone by
Now here am I
Wishing that I only knew
How to wake up in the morning
In the cabin I was born in
Little cabin in the cotton
I have not forgotten you

There's a cabin in the cotton
Oh far away but not forgotten
I get feelings sentimental
And I see a smile so sweet and gentle
Ah we took the good
And we took the evil
Laughter and song
And that old boll weevil
Time has gone by
Now here am I
Wishing I only knew
How to wake up in the morning
In the cabin I was born in
Little cabin in the cotton
I have not forgotten you