Cotton Jenny
Gordon Lightfoot (1971)
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There's a [G] house on a hill
By a [C] worn down weathered old [G] mill
In the valley be- [D] low where the river winds
There's no such thing as bad [G] times
And a soft southern flame
Oh [C] Cotton Jenny's her [G] name
She wakes me [D] up when the sun goes down
And the wheel of love goes [G] 'round

Wheels of love go [C] 'round
Love go [G] 'ro-ou-ou-ound,
Love go [A] 'round
A joyful [D] sound
I ain't [G] got a penny for [C] Cotton Jenny to [D] spend
But then the wheels go [G ↓ ↓] 'round

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When the [G]new day begins
I go [C] down to the cotton [G] gin
And I make my [D] time worth while to them
Then I climb back up a- [G]-gain
And she waits by the door
Oh [C] Cotton Jenny I'm [G] sore
And she rubs my [D]feet while the sun goes down
And the wheel of love goes [G]'round

Wheels of love go [C] 'round
Love go [G] 'ro-ou-ou-ound,
Love go [A] 'round
A joyful [D] sound
I ain't [G] got a penny for [C] Cotton Jenny to [D] spend
But then the wheels go [G ↓ ↓] 'round

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In the [G]hot, stickly South
Where they [C]say well shut my [G] mouth
I can never be [D] free from my cotton grind
But I know I got what's [G] mine
A soft southern flame
Oh [C] Cotton Jenny's her [G] name
She wakes me [D] up when the sun goes down
And the wheel of love goes [G]'round

Wheels of love go [C] 'round
Love go [G] 'ro-ou-ou-ound,
Love go [A] 'round
A joyful [D] sound
I ain't [G] got a penny for [C] Cotton Jenny to [D] spend
But then the wheels go [G ↓ ↓] 'round

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The [G↓ ↓] wheels of [C↓↑↓↑] love go [G↓] round.


#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.
#Last Updated 4/8/18 JJ
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