The Story of Cotton  A song to remember
Everyone knows the song: In the cotton fields back home. 
“When I was a little bitty baby                                                                                                                                                                                                My momma would rock me in the cradle                                                                                                                                                                            In them old cotton fields back home.”
                                                              ~~~~~~~~~~

The last verse goes like this.

“It was down in Louisiana,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just about a mile from Texarkana,                                                                                                                                                                                                  In them old cotton fields back home!                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, when I was a little bitty baby                                                                                                                                                                                                      In them old cotton fields back home.”

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A cotton field back home

 

Lyric shorts:  The cotton fields back home.

1.  Who wrote the song cotton fields back home?
Lead Belly  |  Cotton Fields/Lyricists
2.  Who sang the cotton fields back home?
Creedence Clearwater Revival   |Cotton Fields/Artists
3.  Are there still cotton fields in the US?
Cotton is grown in 17 states stretching across the southern half of the United States:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
4.  What are cotton fields?
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants.
It is of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. 
The fiber is almost pure cellulose In a field of cotton, when it is ready to harvest, big machines, such as a picker or stripper are used.
One can say they have a field a corn or a field of potatoes, but a field of cotton is beautiful.
5.  How is cotton processed into fabric?
These mills start with raw bales of cotton and process them in stages until they produce yarn
(fibers twisted into threads used in weaving or knitting)
Or a cloth (fabric or material constructed from weaving or knitting.

The Story of Cotton

 

 

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