The 400 pound Fair to Middlin' Cotton Picker - chords, tab and comments

At the bottom you'll find a link to the complete lyrics.

The song is written in March 1967, inspired by a passage in "Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellow, and included with the album "From Sea to Shining Sea", an album consisting of rather weak material, thus rarely played. But norwegian cult folk singer Ivar Medaas came across it, translated it and made it a kind of signature song - because cotton doesn't grow up north, he made Jim McCann a lumberjack. Fair to middlin' enough :-D
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I left the field one evening my fingers so cold and sore
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from fair to middlin' cotton 300 pounds or more
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Jim McCann was still pickin' straddle in the row
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the sun began to sinkin' and the wind began to blow
Johnny Cash