California Cottonfields by Merle Haggard Ukulele Chords

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If you are looking for California Cottonfields ukulele chords, you’ve visit to the right place.
You can play versatile instrument California Cottonfields using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Merle Haggard can also be played by that instruments.

California Cottonfields chords has rhythm and included in Someday We’ll Look Back (1971) album.
You can also find another musical genres, including jazz ukulele chords, country music ukulele chords, pop ukulele chords, world music ukulele chords, and rock ukulele chords here.

California Cottonfields by Merle Haggard Ukulele Chords

by Dallas Frazier, recorded by Merle Haggard
charted by Bo Frazer


My driftin’ memory goes back to the spring of ‘43,
When I was just a child in momma’s arms.
My daddy plowed the ground and promised someday we would leave
This run-down mortgaged Oklahoma farm.
Then one night I heard my daddy sayin’ to my momma
That he’d finally saved enough to go.
California was his dream, a paradise, for he had seen
Pictures in magazines that told him so.

California Cottonfields,
Where labor camps were filled with weary men with broken dreams.
California Cottonfields,
As close to wealth as daddy ever came.

Nearly everything we had was sold or left behind,
From my daddy’s plow to the soup that momma canned.
Some folks came to say farewell or see what all we had to sell;
Some just came to shake my daddy’s hand.
That model A was loaded down and California bound;
A change of luck was just 4 days away.
But the only change that I remember seeing in my daddy
Was when his dark hair turned to silver grey.


To play the this songs, including California Cottonfields by Merle Haggard by ukulele, the most crucial basic ukulele chords to learn are C chord, D chord, G chord, and Em chord.
These set you up to play a many of songs, and each of them is easy to master.

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