Pick a Little Cotton and Spin some too

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PICK A LITTLE COTTON AND SPIN SOME, TOO. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. D Major (‘A’ part) & A Major (‘B’ part). AEae tuning (fiddle). AB. Manon Campbell is the sole source for the tune. He sang this ditty with it:

If I had a wife and two little […],
All I’d have them to do,
Is pick a little cotton and spin some, spin some,
Pick a little cotton and spin some, too.


Source for notated version: Manon Campbell (Hallie, Letcher County, Ky., 1977) [Titon].

Printed sources: Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 124, p. 151.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Hear Manon Campbell's 1977 field recording by Bruce Greene at Slippery Hill [1] [2], at the Digital Library of Appalachia [3] and at Berea Digital Content [4]




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