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Pickin' Time Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: The Fabulous Johnny Cash

Words and music by Johnny Cash

(Spoken)
I got cotton in the bottom land
It's up and growin' and I got a good stand
My good wife and them kids of mine
Gonna get new shoes, come Pickin' Time
Get new shoes come Pickin' Time.

Ev'ry night when I go to bed
I thank the Lord that my kids are fed
They live on beans eight days and nine
But I get 'em fat come Pickin' Time
Get 'em fat come come Pickin' Time.

The corn is yellow and the beans are high
The sun is hot in the summer sky
The work is hard til layin' by
Layin' by til Pickin' Time
Layin' by til Pickin' Time.

It's hard to see by the coal-oil light
And I turn it off purty early at night
'Cause a jug of coal-oil costs a dime
But I stay up late come Pickin' Time
Stay up late come Pickin' Time.

My old wagon barely gets me to town
I patched the wheels and I watered 'em down
Keep her in shape so she'll be fine
To haul my cotton come Pickin' Time
Haul my cotton come Pickin' Time.

Last Sunday mornin' when they passed the hat
It was still nearly empty back where I sat
But the preacher smiled and said that's fine
The Lord'll wait til Pickin' Time
The Lord'll wait til Pickin' Time.
Comments/Interpretations
by jerry duran on 8/19/2010 8:40pm
one of the great ones that reflect JC's early life in northeast Arkansas when times were tough. It's in the same heart wrenching style as his brother being killed in a sawmill accident.
by levi murch on 8/3/2011 4:04am
this is the best song iv heard
by levi murch on 8/3/2011 4:05am
Im 14 and this is the best song iv heard
by idk on 8/18/2011 4:32am
leevi yoou eqk .. Hahaahahaha :P iloveyooou


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