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Pick a Bale of Cotton Jump down, turn around to pick a bale of cotton Jump down, turn around to pick a bale a day.* cho: Oh Lordy, pick a bale of cotton, Oh Lordy, pick a bale a day. That nigger from Shiloh can pick a bale of cotton That nigger from Shiloh can pick a day. Me and my gal can pick etc. Me and my wife etc. Me and my buddy etc. Me and my poppa etc. Takes a might big man to etc. NOTE: A bale of cotton weighs about a quarter of a ton. Nobody ever picked a bale in a day. An astounding number of folkies sing "pick a bale of hay". That's not bragging; it's just silly. You don't pick hay. RG RG
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