F We didn't know the times were lean B♭ Round our home the grass was green It F didn't seem like things were all that C7 bad I F bet we walked a thousand miles B♭ Chopin' cotton and pushin' plows And F learnin' how to C7 give it all we F had. F As life went on and years went by B♭ I saw the light in daddy's eyes And F felt the love in mama's C7 hands They F kept us warm and kept us fed B♭ Taught us how to look ahead Now F lookin' back, C7 I F understand.Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Refrain 1We were Walkin' in F High Cotton Old times B♭ there are not forgotten Those F fertile fields are never far a-C7 way We were Walkin' in F High Cotton Old times B♭ there are not forgotten Leavin' F home was the hardest C7 thing we ever F faced. When F Sunday morning rolled around B♭ We dressed up in hand-me downs Just F in time, together with the C7 church Sometimes F I think how long it's been B♭ And how it impressed me then It F was the only day C7 my daddy wouldn't F work. REPEAT Refrain 1
Refrain 2F We were Walkin' in G High Cotton Old times C there are not forgotten Those G fertile fields are never far a-D7 way [P] We were Walkin' in G High Cotton Old times C there are not forgotten Leavin' G home was the hardest D7 thing we ever G faced. REPEAT Refrain 2 We Were Walkin' In High Cotton.