HIGH COTTON Recorded by ALABAMA Words and music by Scott Anders and Roger Murrah [A] We didn't know the times were lean A-[D] Round our home the grass was green It [A] didn't seem like things were all that [E] bad I [A] bet we walked a thousand miles [D] Chopin' cotton and pushin' plows And [A] learnin' how to [E] give it all we [A] had. As life went on and years went by I saw the light in daddy's eyes And felt - the love in mama's hands They kept us warm and kept us fed Taught us how to look ahead Now lookin' back, I think I understand. Refrain: [P] We Were Walkin' in [A] High Cotton Old times [D] there are not forgotten Those [A] fertile fields are never far a-[E] way [P] We Were Walkin' in [A] High Cotton Old times [D] there are not forgotten Leavin' [A] home was the hardest [E] thing we ever [A] faced. When Sunday morning rolled around We dressed up in hand-me downs Just in time, together with the church Sometimes I think how long it's been And how it impressed me then It was the only day my daddy wouldn't work. Refrain: Change to B: Refrain: We Were Walkin' In High Cotton.