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Cabin in the Cotton (There's a)

    (Parish-Perkins)

Transcribed from Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, recorded February 29, 1932.
From Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 1931-1932; The Chronogical Classics 526.
 

There's a cabin in the southlandPhoto of Cab Calloway
Where I long to go,
Little cabin in the cotton,
Where the cotton grows.

There's a cabin in the cotton,
Far away but not forgotten,
And in every recollection,
That's where my affection strays.

I got a feeling so sentimental
And I see a smile so gentle,
When I think of old Virginnie
And my pickaninny days.

We took the good and we took the evil,
Laughter and song and the 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.


Transcribed from Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, recorded December 18, 1933.
From Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 1932-1934; The Chronogical Classics 544.

There's a cabin in the southland;
Gee, I love it so!
Little cabin in the cotton,
Where the cotton grows.

There's a cabin in the cotton,
Far away but not forgotten,
In every recollection,
That's where my affection strays.

I get a feeling so sentimental
When I see a smile so gentle,
And I think of old Virginnie
And those pickaninny days.

We took the good and we took the evil,
Laughter and song and the 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 little log cabin that I was born in,
Little cabin in the cotton
I have not forgotten you.


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Published 12/29/98.
Updated 1/11/99.


 

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