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Creedence Clearwater Revival


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“Cotton Fields” is a song written by blues musician Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. It was also a #13 pop hit for The Highwaymen in 1961. The song mentions that the fields are “down in Louisiana, just about a mile from Texarkana”. This is geographically impossible, as Texarkana is about 30 miles north of the Louisiana border. While the meaning of the name is clear – a portmanteau of Texas and Arkansas, Louisiana represents the ANA in (TEX ARK ANA) – the actual origin is that when surveyors first surveyed the land they thought that the city would also be on the border of Louisiana. See Texarkana, History Section Read on...

Song lines: ♪ In them old cotton fields back home

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Popular in Revival (See Charts): Who'll Stop The Rain, Lookin Out My Back Door, Green River, As Long As I Can See The Light, Sweet Hitch-Hiker, Lodi, Centerfield, Long As I Can See The Light, Keep On Chooglin', and The Working Man.


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