The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90399   Message #1719405
Posted By: katlaughing
16-Apr-06 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Pick a Bale of Cotton
Subject: RE: Pick a Bale of Cotton.
My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Davis, was from Baton Rouge and also was white. She told us, many times, of the long, hard days of picking cotton and, once, of a snake which crawled into her bag of cotton.

The first version I ever heard of this song was on a record my sister had of Harry Belafonte.