Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Charley PrideBuy this song

Charley Pride

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early-to-mid 1970s when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In total, he… more »

[Chorus]
In a Mississippi cotton pickin' delta town
One dusty street to walk up and down
Nothing much to do but hang around
In a Mississippi cotton pickin' delta town

Down in the delta where I was born
All we raised was cotton, potatoes and corn
I've picked cotton 'til my fingers hurt
Draggin' a sack through the delta dirt
I've worked hard the whole weeklong
Pickin' my fingers to the blood and bone
Ain't a lot of money in cotton bale
At least when you try to sell

[Chorus]

On Saturday night, we'd get dressed up
Catch us a ride on a pickup truck
On a gravel road that nearly strangled us
That cotton pickin' delta dust
We'd sit across the street on the depot porch
Lookin' at the folks lookin' back at us
Munchin' on a dust covered ice cream cone
Wondering how we'd get back home

[Chorus]

Written by: GEORGE W. GANN, HAROLD KENNETH DORMAN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 21 Feb. 2017. <http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/770840>.

Missing lyrics by Charley Pride?

Know any other songs by Charley Pride? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town